Invocation in context
NATO commemoration of the victims of 9/11
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Foreword
This issue of NATO Review, entitled Invocation of Article 5: five years on, examines the significance and consequences of NATO's decision on 12 September 2001 to invoke the Alliance's collective-defence clause for the first time.
Sebestyén L. v. Gorka analyses the significance of the invocation of Article 5 five years on.
Edgar Buckley describes how NATO invoked Article 5 on 12 September 2001, 24 hours after the terrorist attacks against the United States.
Tomas Valasek examines evolving attitudes to collective defence at NATO from the perspective of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Stanley R. Sloan analyses the debate over Article 5 that dominated the Washington Treaty negotiations.