North Atlantic Treaty Organization: a political and military alliance established in 1949 in Washington, D.C., by 12 countries in Europe and North America for the purpose of collective defense against aggression, now comprising 30 member nations: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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How to use NATO in a sentence
In his statement, Rigi named Naser Boledi as a main mediator between him and representatives of NATO.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This must be added to our national security priorities and those of NATO.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism | Louise I. Shelley | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Turkey, a NATO member and European Union aspirant, has a long history of jailing journalists and dissenters.
It took more than a dozen years for the Afghan and NATO forces to really understand each other, but all that will soon be history.
Turkey has been a candidate to the European Union since 1999 and a staunch NATO partner since 1952.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns | Xanthe Ackerman | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
E chi ne assicura, che il Boccaccio non fosse NATO nella sua villa di Corbignano quivi poco distante?Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study | Edward Hutton
NATO and the international peacekeeping force against an unholy – and, until recently, improbable – alliance.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
NATO, struggling to redefine itself and perpetuate its totally superfluous existence.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
For it runs as follows: "Africa capta Mundus cum NATO peribit."Procopius | Procopius
British Dictionary definitions for NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international organization composed of the US, Canada, Britain, and a number of European countries: established by the North Atlantic Treaty (1949) for purposes of collective security. In 1994 it launched the Partnership for Peace initiative, in order to forge alliances with former Warsaw Pact countries; in 1997 a treaty of cooperation with Russia was signed and in 1999 Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic became full NATO members
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