NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

7. Deterrence

In the five decades after World War II, the Alliance successfully prevented the Cold War from becoming “hot”. Under the security umbrella provided by NATO, the people in European countries, Canada, and the United States enjoyed the benefits of democratic choice, the rule of law and substantial economic growth. The Alliance’s deterrence is based on an appropriate mix of nuclear and conventional capabilities, which remain a core element of NATO’s strategy. This is matched by Allies’ commitment to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.

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