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Does NATO Have a Future?
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The end of the Cold War has generated rapid transformation within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. When the Soviet Union collapsed, NATO lost its primary reason to exist, and a lot of people called for an end to the alliance. To the contrary, NATO did not die, but instead changed its original mission, extending its sphere of influence beyond its previous geographical limits. So what is the real state of the alliance While the political NATO might seem fragile and irrelevant, the military transatlantic alliance fulfills a vital role in that the United States and Europe have new common enemies to defeat. Europe and America can overcome these new security challenges by using all of the diplomatic and military instruments NATO provides.
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