NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance. Members - including most of Western Europe, the United States, Canada and Turkey - agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
NATO is based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949, four years after the end of WW II. It has 28 members, West Germany joined in 1955.The organization was drawn into the breakup of Yugoslavia, and conducted its first military interventions in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. DW's content tagged "NATO" appears on this page.
Local populations in the Baltic states have seen armies come and go over the decades. As NATO forces gather in the region for military exercises, this time feels different. DW's Teri Schultz reports from Lithuania.
The military forces that NATO has deployed to the Baltic countries and Poland are an example of how Europe and North America are stepping up together, says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. DW spoke with him in Lithuania.
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