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What Is NATO and What Are Its Responsibilities?

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In 1994, 45 years after the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the US military shot down four Serbian warplanes that were on an active bombing mission over the no-fly zone in Bosnia. This was the first time in history NATO was engaged in military action since it was established some four decades earlier. Sixty thousand troops were …

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Is Ukraine Part of NATO? Why Does This Matter?

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On February 24, 2022, the world watched Russia launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops bombed cities and military bases as innocent civilians began a mass exodus to flee the country. The attack sparked outrage from global leaders and citizens all over the world. As attacks spilled over into the second day, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy released a statement …