North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Enlargement Costs: Hearings Before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session : Special Hearings

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998 - 163 páginas
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Página 73 - NATO reiterate that they have no intention, no plan and no reason to deploy nuclear weapons on the territory of new members, nor any need to change any aspect of NATO's nuclear posture or nuclear policy — and do not foresee any future need to do so. This subsumes the fact that NATO has decided that it has no intention, no plan, and no reason...
Página 2 - In other words, are we going to be expected to send substantial numbers of troops over there as a more or less permanent contribution to the development of these countries
Página 41 - ... ensure that they are best prepared to undertake the responsibilities and obligations of membership in an enlarged Alliance We direct the Council in Permanent Session to develop appropriate arrangements for this purpose 7. Admitting new members will entail resource implications for the Alliance It will involve the Alliance providing the resources which enlargement will necessarily require...
Página 27 - Atlantic community should not be artificially divided and that its nations should be free to shape their destiny. We have long argued that the nations of Central and Eastern Europe belong to the same democratic family as our allies in Western...
Página 84 - They are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.
Página 73 - Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Co-operation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation was signed, which provided Russia with equal status with the Alliance in peacekeeping operations and enhanced its consultative rights.
Página 43 - NATO reiterates that in the current and foreseeable security environment, the Alliance will carry out its collective defense and other missions by ensuring the necessary interoperability, integration, and capability for reinforcement rather than by additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces.
Página 19 - River, but in the fate of the 200 million people who live in the nations between the Baltic and Black Seas. We waged the Cold War in part because these nations were held captive. We fought World War II in part because these nations had been invaded. Now that these nations are free, we want them to succeed, and we want them to be safe, whether they are large or small.
Página 19 - By making clear that we will fight, if necessary, to defend our allies, it makes it less likely our troops will ever be called upon to do so. Now, you may say that no part of Europe faces any immediate threat of armed attack today. That is true.
Página 25 - First, a larger NATO will make us safer by expanding the area in Europe where wars simply do not happen.

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