De Nevers: NATO's I.S.

Basic Summary
Monday, October 29, 2007 11:03 PM

NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organizaiton

46, Denial: WMD, Sanctuary, and State Control: preventing WMD spreading, is top NATO goal. 47, Some goals are the dismantling of Russian nuclear submarines and Irans nuclear enrichment programs

Multi-lateral cooperation is essential to fighting terrorism Terrorism considered US key national threat, during 9/11, NATO responded by considering attack on US as attack on coalition and responded. NATO, US's premier alliance NATO's new military Concept against Terrorism, “help deter, defend, disrupt, and protect against terrorist attacks,” "Terrorists should not be allowed to base, train,plan, stage, and execute terrorist actions, and the threat may be severe enough to justify acting against these terrorists and those who harbor them.” p 39 - US prefers voluntary partnerships that get things done rather that binding treaties P 40 NATO contributes to war on terrorism in four ways
42, Prevention/defense : intelligence: operation active endeavor: intelligence sharing. Intelligence is seen as most import. Tool to prevent terrorist attacks.

48, The United States demonstrated its preference for informal coalitions to deny WMD rather than multilateral activities. 48, denying state support or sanctuary to rogue states or terrorist grps.
50, ISAF (interntional security assistance force) represents a program designed to deny terrorists sanctuary or allies. It operates in southern Saudi Arabia

53, Counterterrorism: NATO's mission in Afgahn. Shifted from reconstruction to counterinsurgency when it entered southern Afgahn. 55, European resentment of Iraq aids to pull out of european countries.
57, NATO's limited Role in the US war on Terror: NATO was originally created to battle the Soviet Union. NATO's European members have responded to US willingness to act through NATO, and making it possible for European states to operate independently of the US. NATO is a political-military alliance.

59, NATO's big controversy came with the understanding of responding to threats, particularly launching a preemptive war with Iraq. And the US's tendency to act Unilaterally.
60, US pushes countries to up military spending to no avail. 62, even though US US is annoyed with NATO, they have been the main proponent for its two time expansion in 1999 and 2004.

44, most intelligence sharing is not among the whole of NATO but rather bilaterally, most importantly between US and Britain. 45, other NATO nations have strong intelligences and can aid the US

62, different ways of looking at the conflict. The US would say there is a "war" at hand, European countries would say it is a "fight" against terror. They look at it differently. Not to mention threat that some countries face as a result of their large Muslim populations.

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