Accession Number:

ADA461360

Title:

NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-22

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO in Afghanistan is seen as a test of the alliances political will and military capabilities. The allies are seeking to create a new NATO, able to go beyond the European theater and combat new threats such as terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Afghanistan is NATOs first out-of-area mission beyond Europe. The purpose of the mission is the stabilization and reconstruction of Afghanistan. The mission is a difficult one because it must take place while combat operations against Taliban insurgents continue.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE