The Founding of NATO

| By J. Robert Parks | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO was founded seventy-five years ago this week, on April 4, 1949. A response to both World War II and the growing Cold War, the organization was designed to bind Europe and the United States closer together and to provide a … Read more

What Is NATO and Why It Matters

| By Beth Manar | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military alliance that began with a treaty signed by the United States, Canada, and ten Western European countries on April 4, 1949. NATO was formed as a bulwark against what many capitalist countries in North America and Europe saw as … Read more