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The Mechanics of NATO's Collective Self-Defense

MIN READMar 25, 2015 | 08:00 GMT

A meeting on Afghanistan during a NATO summit in South Wales.
A meeting on Afghanistan during a NATO summit in South Wales.

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The North Atlantic Treaty sets the stage for collective self-defense, but intended weaknesses in the language of the treaty and the procedural mechanics behind it cause intervention to be defined by individual interests....

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