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Definition of Nato

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international organization established in 1949 for cooperative defense against aggression
Nato Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Nato Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
North Atlantic Treaty Organization The members of NATO are gathering for an important meeting next month in Brussels.
WordNet 2.0

1. an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
(synonym) North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(hypernym) world organization, world organisation, international organization, international organisation, global organization
(member-meronym) Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgaria
(part-meronym) Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE
Nato Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Defence Agency Acronyms
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
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DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization
EU English Glossary
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO, or the Atlantic Alliance) was founded in 1949 and has its headquarters in Brussels. It has 19 members: the EU Member States (with the exception of Austria, Finland, Ireland and Sweden), Canada, the United States, Iceland, Norway and Turkey, and ,since 12 March 1999, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

The policy of the Union respects the obligations on certain Member States arising out of NATO membership and is compatible with the common security and defence policy agreed in NATO. The Declaration on Western European Union annexed to the EU Treaty clarifies future relations between NATO and the WEU, which serves as the defence arm of the Union and as a means of strengthening the European pillar of the Atlantic Alliance.


•Collective defence 
•Common foreign and security policy (CFSP) 
•European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP)
•'New look' NATO 
•Western European Union (WEU)

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Nato Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Nato Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO ; ; ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium, where the Supreme Allied Commander also resides. Belgium is one of the 28 member states across North America and Europe, the newest of which, Albania and Croatia, joined in April 2009. An additional 22 countries participate in NATO's Partnership for Peace program, with 15 other countries involved in institutionalized dialogue programmes. The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70 percent of the global total. Members' defense spending is supposed to amount to 2 percent of GDP.

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The domain .nato was a top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. The domain was added in the late 1980s by the Network Information Center for the use of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, based on the rationale that none of the then existing top-level domains adequately reflected its status as an international organization. Soon after this addition, however, Paul Mockapetris, the designer of the DNS, suggested to NATO representatives that would be a better choice. The TLD .int was created for the use of international organizations, and NATO switch to using Without use, the TLD nato was deleted in July 1996.

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Nato Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
North-Atlantic Treaty Organization - Western defence alliance.