Accession Number:

ADA532770

Title:

Risking NATO: Testing the Limits of the Alliance in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

Since August 2003, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO has had a substantial military presence in Afghanistan, culminating in operations spanning the country beginning in October 2006. For the first time in the history of the alliance, NATO is operating on territory outside of Europe and is responsible for the security of a nonmember state. The risks and implications entailed in such a mission are far reaching, to say the least, and, in some ways, can be compared with other momentous challenges that NATO has confronted over its 60-year history. This monograph evaluates NATOs role as an alliance, both with regard to its internal dynamics and its role in facing external security threats. It focuses on NATOs role in Afghanistan in particular and the implications that this undertaking and its results could have for the future of the alliance.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE