What does «Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte» mean in spanish?
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance established by the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949. The organization established a system of collective defense in which its member states agree to defend each other in response to an attack from any outside party. NATO's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium. While NATO had long anticipated a Soviet attack, the first real invocation of the article of common defense was in response to the 9/11 attack. NATO supported the immediate attack on Afghanistan, but did not support the Iraq war; the refusal to do so offended American neoconservatives.