International and National Reactions to the Cold War. NATO, Warsaw Pact, Norad , Radar Stations ( Pinetree , Mid-Canada, Dew Line), Avro (p.194-197). International Reactions to the Cold War In the West:
NATO, Warsaw Pact, Norad, Radar Stations(Pinetree, Mid-Canada, Dew Line), Avro (p.194-197)
(THE ORIGINAL 12)
THE UNITED KINGDOM (1949)
THE UNITED STATES (1949)
WEST GERMANY (1955)
CZECH REPUBLIC (1999)
NATO - Ballistic Missile Defence Overview- 6 min video
FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.
POLITICAL- NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to 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 capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty - NATO’s founding treaty - or under a UN mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations.
Canada was not only a member, but one of the FOUNDING COUNTRIES of the alliance.
This was different from CANADA’S PRE-WAR ISOLATIONISM and was the FIRST PEACETIME ALLIANCE that Canada ever joined.