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NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

WHO / WHAT IS NATO ???

1st stamp issued by USPS for NATO
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1952 issue Cachet by SSGT. Ken Boll, for Cachet Craft Covers

WHO?
At present, NATO has 28 members.
 In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the
Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg,
the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The other member countries are: Greece and Turkey (1952),
Germany (1955),Spain (1982), the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999),
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009).

WHAT ?

NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. And to promote democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defense and security issues to build trust , in the long run, prevent conflict.
 NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 .The heart of NATO is expressed in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, in which the signatory members agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all; and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them,
will exercise  the right of individual or collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of said Treaty........
NATO EVENTS FOR 2014;
The Next summit will take place in Wales on the 4th & 5th ofSeptember 2014.
A number of preparatory meetings of Allied Defense and Foreign Ministers
are expected to be held in the run-up to the September summit.
The last NATO summit was held in Chicago in 2012.
 The end of the NATO-led combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014.

2nd Issue by USPS for NATO 10 year Anniversary
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1959 Issue, Cachet by SSGT. Ken Boll for Cachet Craft Covers

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