President Barack Obama recently announced a new strategy to lead the 43-nation NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan to victory. Read More.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been the most successful military alliance in the modern era, and it remains strategically important to the United States. Its heart and soul remain the Article V commitment to collective defense. Yet today, the alliance is being challenged to undertake missions both in and out of area, such as in Afghanistan, that is straining its resources and its cohesiveness. NATO needs not only a new Strategic Concept, but more flexible decision-making processes and more equitable burden sharing of risks and responsibilities to continue to succeed.
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