A new NATO accounting

Established in the post-Second World War era to protect against a looming Soviet threat, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, has a long and storied history, including victory over the nemesis it was created to oppose. That was in 1991, when the Iron Curtain fell and the world appeared to be headed towards a safer future for all.

Published: Wednesday, 06/15/2011 12:00 am EDT

Established in the post-Second World War era to protect against a looming Soviet threat, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, has a long and storied history, including victory over the nemesis it was created to oppose. That was in 1991, when the Iron Curtain fell and the world appeared to be headed towards a safer future for all.

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