NATO

  • Formed in 1949 with the signing of the Washington Treaty, NATO is a security alliance of 28 countries from North America and Europe.
  • NATO’s fundamental goal is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security by political and military means.
  • The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.
  • NATO’s headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium, where the Supreme Allied Commander also resides.

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