Author: The National Policy Institute

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Introduction The North Atlantic Treaty Organization came into being on April 4, 1949, in Washington, DC. NATO’s first Secretary General, Lord Ismay, described its purpose with rare candor: "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”1 Today, some 67 years after the signing of the treaty and 77 years after the war that...