NATO Headquarters Blvd Leopold III III 1110 Brussels Belgium Phone: (32 2) 728 4111 Fax: (32 2) 728 4579 Email: [email protected] Site: www.nato.int Both are however disembodied by missile defence. Russia has opposed the deployment of NATO`s missile defence system near its border, but is in favour of deploying a common interoperability system. NATO, on the other hand, insists on two independent systems that exchange information. NATO Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen said the agreement on the issue should be concluded within one year. The Soviet Union continued to strengthen its military presence. At the end of the Cold War, it gave three times as much as the United States, with only a third of the economic power. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it was for economic and ideological reasons. Western European countries were ready to consider a collective security solution. In response to rising tensions and security concerns, representatives from several Western European countries came together to form a military alliance. Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Brussels in March 1948. Their contract offered collective defence; If one of these nations was attacked, the others were obliged to defend them. At the same time, the Truman administration introduced a peace project, increased military spending and called on the historically isolationist Republican Congress to consider a military alliance with Europe.
In May 1948, Republican Senator Arthur H. Vandenburg proposed a resolution in which he proposed that the President want a security treaty with Western Europe, which respects the Charter of the United Nations, but which exists outside the Security Council where the Soviet Union was a veto. The Vandenburg Resolution was adopted and negotiations on the North Atlantic Treaty began. The negotiating countries did not agree on the duration of the treaty. Some countries supported a long-term agreement that would set its initial duration at 20 years, while others feared that anything beyond 10 years would be seen as an unnecessary extension of the war effort. Finally, at Portugal`s request, the treaty was validated for a period of ten years after which the treaty could be reviewed (Article 12); And it was only after the treaty came into force for 20 years that a member was able to withdraw from the organization (Article 13). To date, these two provisions have never been taken into account, i.e. the contract has never been audited or a member has never been removed from the organization.
In August 1995, after the Srebrenica genocide, a two-week NATO bombing campaign, Operation Deliberate Force, began against the Republika Srpska army.  New NATO airstrikes helped end the Yugoslav wars, leading to the Dayton Accords in November 1995.  As part of this agreement, NATO sent a UN-mandated peacekeeping force as part of Operation Joint Endeavor, known as IFOR. Nearly 60,000 NATO forces have joined troops from non-NATO countries in this peacekeeping operation. It joined the smallest SFOR, which began with 32,000 troops and took place from December 1996 to December 2004, when operations were then transferred to the US Althea force.  After the leadership of its member countries, NATO began awarding a service medal for these operations, the NATO Medal.  On 14 July, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement praising the nuclear agreement with Iran. Article 6 of the Washington Treaty, what the North Atlantic region includes, as well as the caveat that the Alliance`s responsibility may be extended, under certain conditions, to all islands, ships or aircraft attacked in that region up to the Tropic of Cancer.1, www.bushcenter.org/catalyst/global-challenges/lloyd-nato-still-relevant-in-a-dangerous-world.html www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/world/europe/trump-nato-summit-g-7.html NATO also has what it calls the Membership Action Plan.