NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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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.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics