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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military alliance between North America and several European countries. This treaty was founded and signed on April 4th 1949 in Washington D.C. NATO currently has 29 countries signed to the treaty, the latest signing coming in two-thousand seventeen (2017) by Montenegro. The purpose of NATO is to guarantee its members freedom and security through political and military means. The political side “NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defense and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict”. Retrieved April 10, 2018, while the military side “NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under the collective defense clause of NATO’s founding treaty” . Retrieved April 10, 2018.
Trump ending NATO will create conflict against USA. If Donald Trump actually does takes the US out of NATO he could break NATO apart, and the entire world itself, which could start another World War, with a lot of countries against the United States, according to experts. During his campaign, Trump shocked and alarmed many people in Europe after revealing that if a country apart of NATO is attacked he might not come to help them. “A world without NATO would be the unraveling of the West” If Trump does not come to aid a country that is part of NATO and is under attack. It won’t be an attack to the country itself but to all 28 members that are part of NATO.
By D’Angelo Gore Posted on May 11, 2016
After NATO increased the overall defense spending in 2015. Trump said that USA should
stop spending too much money, because he thinks it’s unfair to USA because it helps them
more than the USA. Trump doesn’t want to spend any more money on NATO, because as he
said America is not a rich country anymore. He thinks that other European countries like
France and Germany should increase the spending because when NATO was established
times were different, and today America is borrowing lots of its money from China. For
many years a lot of other countries have not given enough money that is required and
asked. The US are spending almost as half of NATO countries are spend together.
NATO bombing of SR Yugoslavia started on March 24,1999 at 8pm. It was called Operation
Allied Force and lasted for 78 days. Participation of US aviation carried his own name
“operation Noble Anvil”. At the beginning they bombed military targets, but later
on they expended their strike to commercial and civilian objects. In those attacks they
mostly damaged infrastructure, commercial buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, media
houses, monuments, churches and monasteries. In those attacks they killed approximately
2500 people. 19 years later nobody still knows how many missiles were fired on Serbia and
what are the consequences. According to some Russian sources around 90000 missiles
with depleted uranium were fired on Serbia. The serious consequences of toxic uranium
effected the health of many people.
There are so many reasons why NATO was formed. During the time of the signing a lot of
European countries were going through economic, social and political challenges from
World War II, which pushed them to join NATO. The nations all wanted something that
could bring them together. There were also a lot of enemies after the war, so by signing the
treaty it would bring friendship and peace between nations. It was also signed because
leaders all around the world saw this as an opportunity to protect their countries.
NATO sent more than one hundred thousand troops to Afghanistan to end conflicts and
bring the country and its military peace. NATO also helped Afghanistan get better health
and education. NATO sent 60000 troops to Bosnia and Herzegovina to bring them peace
with the united states after what had happened during the war. Peace was also brought to
the Kosovo force and military. When treaty was signed on April 4th, 1949 only had eight
members at the time including Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxemburg and the United
Kingdom. The United States, Canada, Russian and the rest of the European countries all
joined later. Currently NATO has a total of 28 members. But there are certain requirements
if you want to join NATO. “The membership is open to any emerging European country that
respects the sovereignty of other nations, shares the organizations values and ready to
meet the responsibilities of the pact, the members must uphold the rule of majority which
include tolerating diversity, the countries must be progressing towards market economy, it
must be good neighbors and they must have shown potential of being compatible with
NATO forces. Since NATO has started it has brought many nations peace and less
arguments between countries, and if there happens to be a problem it is resolved very
quickly without violence or harm to anybody. Signing agreements like NATO should
happen more often to ensure the safety of nations. It would be amazing if every country
would sign the treaty so we could all work together as one nation to end all conflicts and,
bring peace to the world and make it safer and better place to live in.
Study Moose, 2016, February 02.
Kottosva, I. (2016, March 23). NATO has for years been pushing for more spending its memberstates. The alliance increased overall defense spending for the first time in two decades in2015, I. These NATO countries are not spending their fair share on defense. Retrievedfrom http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/08/news/nato-summit-spending-countries/index.html
This web sites outlines facts about how NATO members are not spending enough money that is asked of them and the US is complaining because they are spending as much as half the nation spend in total together.
Gore, D. (2016, May 24). What’s Trump’s Position on NATO? Retrieved fromhttps://www.factcheck.org/2016/05/whats-trumps-position-on-nato/
This web site talks about Trumps position on NATO and he wants to take the United States out of NATO because they are spending too much money. This is frightening many people in the United States because if Trump does back out of NATO they will have a lot of enemies.
Markovic, M. (2016, March 23). US, NATO Lie to Justify Genocide and Destruction inYugoslavia. Retrieved from https://www.telesurtv.net/english/analysis/US-NATO-Liesto-Justify-Genocide-and-Destruction-in-Yugoslavia-20160323-0005.html
This website outlines how the US started a 78 day deadly attack on Yugoslavia without the permission of NATO which starts a huge conflict and the US lie to cover it up.
Study Moose. (2016, February 02). The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO. Retrievedfrom https://studymoose.com/the-north-atlantic-treaty-organisation-nato-essay
This website contains a lot of information about NATO. All the information gives me a little information for each section of my essay.