NATO: How it Began & Why It's Still Here
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NATO, or The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an important part of the national security for the United States and many of its fellow NATO members. While we reminisce on the 70th anniversary of it's inception, we ask ourselves, "How Did We Get Here?"
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.
Every day, member countries consult and take decisions on security issues at all levels and in a variety of fields. A “NATO decision” is the expression of the collective will of all 29 member countries since all decisions are taken by consensus. Hundreds of officials, as well as civilian and military experts, come to NATO Headquarters each day to exchange information, share ideas and help prepare decisions when needed, in cooperation with national delegations and the staff at NATO Headquarters.