Case Study: Can NATO Impose Penalties

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Paul N. Langdji
Professor Soukupova Kristina PhD
IRS – 671 NATO in the 20th and 21st Century
13 December 2017

Can NATO Impose Penalties or Sanctions member Countries not meeting 2% GDP Financial Requirement?

Although NATO from its creation was primary concerned with the security of few countries who wanted to deter soviet expansionism during the cold war, prevent German and other European nationalist militarization and maintain a strong US presence in Europe as Lord Ismay the first NATO commander indicated ; Currently made of 29 member countries as of 2017, NATO has evolved to become the biggest military alliance in the word. It is quite importance to mention that it still remains a defensive alliance although the primary objectives when for its
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