an organization formed in Manila (1954), comprising Australia, Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States, for collective defense against aggression in southeastern Asia and the southwestern Pacific: abolished in 1977.
Origin of SEATO
S(outh)e(ast) A(sia) T(reaty) O(rganization)
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The Australian government had told its public it had sent troops there because of its treaty obligations under SEATO.How the State Department Can Stop the Next WikiLeaks
James C. Goodale
December 1, 2010
1954, acronym for Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper