Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Purpose Of NATO

Berlin hardens 'no' to NATO offer for Georgia and Ukraine

The German government underlined its opposition Friday to NATO opening the door to membership to former Soviet republics Ukraine and Georgia.

NATO was created to defend Western Europe from the Soviet Union. NATO's mission was accomplished, so has NATO's time passed?

... NATO is an organization whose purpose ended with the end of its Warsaw Pact adversary. When NATO struggled to define its future after the Cold War, it settled on attacking a sovereign state, Yugoslavia, which had neither invaded nor threatened any NATO member state.