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What is NATO?

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

POLITICAL
NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.
MILITARY
NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under the collective defence clause of NATO's founding treaty - Article 5 of the Washington Treaty or under a United Nations mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organisations.
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO or OTAN). What Is NATO And Why Was It Formed

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO or OTAN), 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 OTAN Definition is the French name for NATO, Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord. The organization constitutes a system of collective defense where its members agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium, 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.

It is often said that NATO was founded in response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union (now Russia). This is only partially true. The Alliance’s creation was part of a broader effort to serve three purposes: deterring Soviet growth, preventing the revival of nationalist militarism in Europe through a strong USA presence on the continent and encouraging European political integration.

Each member state of NATO codifies the supplies that it uses with Stock Numbers often referred to as National Stock Numbers or NATO Stock Numbers (NSN). The USA's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and NATO maintain common databases of these NSNs, their characteristics, approved sources of supply and procurement requirements to ensure common compatiblity across the entire organization.

The DLA provides a restricted search system online called FEDLOG and the NATO Support Agency provides a Public NSN Search system for AC135 by Paid Subscription for the NMCRL.

NATO Members (OTAN Members) and NATO Military Statistics

Statistics for 2014 through 2021 taken from NATO Press Releases
"Financial and Economic Annual Spending by Country on NATO Defence"

Million $ (US Dollars)

Country
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Albania
179
133
131
145
176
201
188
239
Belgium
5,201
4,205
4,259
4,441
4,845
4,762
5,427
6,503
Bulgaria
748
633
671
725
963
2,160
1,076
1,254
Canada
18,173
18,690
17,709
23,700
22,399
22,573
23,595
26,523
Croatia
1,064
884
837
925
967
1,002
1,032
1,846
Czech Republic
1,976
1,922
1,866
2,259
2,750
2,911
3,202
4,013
Denmark
4,057
3,364
3,594
3,781
4,559
4,557
4,979
5,522
Estonia
514
464
498
542
616
638
720
787
France
52,023
43,497
44,210
46,134
50,507
49,711
52,728
58,729
Germany
46,176
39,834
41,607
45,471
49,773
52,550
58,902
64,785
Greece
5,234
4,520
4,637
4,753
5,389
4,844
5,020
8,015
Hungary
1,210
1,133
1,289
1,709
1,616
2,051
2,771
2,908
Italy
24,488
19,577
22,382
23,903
25,642
23,559
26,072
29,763
Latvia
294
282
403
486
710
693
743
852
Lithuania
428
472
636
818
1,057
1,094
1,176
1,278
Luxembourg
253
250
237
326
356
387
407
474
Montenegro
70
57
63
66
76
74
83
97
Netherlands
10,349
8,673
9,112
9,643
11,173
12,092
13,125
14,378
N Macedonia
124
106
104
102
120
147
154
219
Norway
7,722
6,142
6,432
6,851
7,544
7,537
7,273
8,292
Poland
10,107
10,589
9,398
9,941
11,858
11,825
13,591
13,369
Portugal
3,008
2,646
2,616
2,738
3,249
3,300
3,306
3,975
Romania
2,692
2,581
2,646
3,644
4,360
4,608
5,052
5,786
Slovak Republic
999
987
1,004
1,056
1,298
1,803
2,050
2,044
Slovenia
487
401
450
477
547
573
569
760
Spain
12,635
11,097
9,975
11,890
13,200
12,631
12,829
14,875
Turkey
13,577
11,954
12,644
12,971
14,168
14,089
13,396
13,058
United Kingdom
65,692
59,506
56,363
55,719
60,381
59,400
61,925
72,766
United States
653,942
641,253
656,059
642,933
672,255
730,149
784,952
811,140
NATO Europe and Canada
289,276
254,423
255,595
275,101
300,168
301,608
321,377
363,100
NATO Total
943,218
895,676
911,654
918,034
972,423
1,031,757
1,106,329
1,174,240