The North Atlantic Treaty was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949, creating an alliance of 12 independent nations committed to each other's defense. Four more European nations later acceded to the Treaty between 1952 and 1982. See also several items on NATO enlargement to the East, impact on the PFP members and others: NATO Enlargement: The Process and Allied Views, Congressional Research Service Document, by Paul E. Gallis (Washington, DC, July 1, 1997) NATO Enlargement: U.S. and International Efforts to Assist Potential New Members, General Accounting Office Report to the Chairman, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives (Washington, DC, June 27, 1997) Non-Article V NATO military deployments which do not fall under the Article V mutual defense clause for example, the IFOR deployment in Bosnia. NSC National Security Council. NATO Supply Center. ODIHR
is a military alliance formed 1949. The member nations from North America and Europe commit to the goal of providing security to all members.
During the postwar period until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the primary collective defense agreement of the Western powers against the military presence of the Warsaw Pact nations in Europe. Founded in 1949. Its military and administrative structure remained intact after 1991, but early in 1994 the Partnership for Peace offered partial membership to all former Warsaw Pact nations and former republics of the Soviet Union.
In 1995 membership composed of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and United States.
Initiated with the signing of the Treaty of Washington in 1949, NATO is a mechanism for the guarantee of collective security through a common security framework for 19 (at present) North American and European member-states. Each member is required by treaty obligation to equally bear the costs as well as reap the benefits of collective security, and to abstain from other international commitments that may conflict with NATO obligations. 359-360
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was established on April 4, 1949, by representatives from 12 nations (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Greece and Turkey joined in 1952, the Federal Republic of Germany in 1955, and Spain in 1982) who gathered in Washington, D.C., to sign the North Atlantic Treaty, which had as its purpose the deterring of potential Soviet aggression in Europe. The signing of the treaty paved the way for the first peacetime alliance participated in by the United States.
A 16 member collective defense agreement established in 1949 to protect Western Europe. Members include the U.S., Canada, and 14 Western European nations.
Frequently called, particularly in official NATO publications, the Atlantic Alliance or the Alliance. Created as a defensive political and military alliance by the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in April 1949, with twelve charter members: Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United States. Greece and Turkey became members in 1952, the Federal Republic of Germany in 1955, and Spain in 1982.
established by a treaty signed in 1949. The treaty tied the security interested of the United States to those of the nations of Western Europe and other areas. NATO arose out of fear of the military and security threat posed by the Communist Soviet Union, although it still exists even after the fall of the U.S.S.R. Mailing List Subscribe To the HistoryCentral.com mailing list: Receive all the latest news and info: Enter Your E-mail Address
Created in 1949 to counter the rising threat of the Soviet Union, this security alliance comprises the United States, Canada, and 14 European nations.
an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Western military alliance.
military and political alliance between western European states and the United States established in 1948 for the purpose of defending Europe from aggression by the Soviet Union and its allies (45) see also: Warsaw Pact
A 19 member collective defense agreement established in 1949 to protect Western Europe. Members include the United States, Canada, and 14 Western and Central European nations.
Created in 1949 under United States leadership to group most of the Western European powers plus Canada in a defensive alliance against possible Soviet aggression. (p. 861)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949.