The Purpose Of NATO

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American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, radio disc jockey and actor Steven Van Zandt stated in his interview 'Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart' (Zandt, 2003).
Let's start with the fact that NATO was originally created not only for the purpose of containing the Soviet Union, but also it was used as an instrument for cooperation with key European countries and also to prevent the resurgence of Nazism and to ensure the growth of the political integration of Europe. By joining the United States and Europe, NATO has conducted
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To achieve this, NATO will use its political influence and military capabilities in accordance with the nature of the security challenges faced by its member states. The primary strategic objectives of NATO are as follows:
- To carry out control and protection from any threat against any of the NATO member states;
- Contribute to effective conflict
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The situation is complicated by the Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which indicates that an attack on one member of the Alliance should be seen as an attack on all. This increases the risk of the United States are involved in conflicts that do not have any relations to them. To date, in the Alliance are not so many countries that can independently conduct combat operations or repel aggression. At one time, hold a successful military operation without direct military support to NATO could only Great Britain, crushed an Argentine force in the Falklands War in the early 1980s. Do not forget about the largest economy, the United States and carry the "lion's share" of costs for financing the NATO, whereby openly used by many other members of the Alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that, 'In these uncertain times, we need a strong American leadership, and we Europeans should take its fair share of the burden. But above all, we must recognize the value of partnership between Europe and America' (The Guardian, 13 November 2016). I dare say that the United States play a large and important role in NATO. More precisely, in terms of spending on defense development, they are might be center of gravity of the NATO. Furthermore, if NATO
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