By Peter Duignan
The formation of NATO represented a turning element within the historical past of either the USA and the opposite Atlantic powers. For the 1st time in peacetime, the US had engaged in an enduring alliance linking it to Western Europe either in an army and in a political experience. NATO: A historical past tells the total tale of this old alliance, from its shaky beginnings via its triumphs and screw ups to its present new grouping of countries. Peter Duignan's concise but complete historical past info How the founding of NATO had accidental effects, similar to weakening the lengthy "special dating" among the us and Britain the continuing conflicts among the allies over their respective contributions to the alliance How NATO effectively deterred the Soviet Union from blackmailing or "Finlandizing" Western ecu nations The reorganization of NATO within the Nineties and its cooperative preparations with former Warsaw Pact individuals the continued contentious debate over enlarging NATO The severe value of NATO club to new participants reminiscent of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic the improvement of the recent post—cold struggle European-American courting NATO's debatable involvement in Yugoslavia NATO's conflict with Russia over Kosovo The function of NATO as we input the twenty-first century As NATO celebrates its 50th anniversary, the realm is still a perilous position. NATO: A background represents a becoming tribute to this ancient cooperative alliance of countries and its altering venture because the chilly warfare has ended.
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NATO : Its Past, Present and Future by Peter Duignan