A New Mission NATO in its current form is poorly configured to maintain a credible framework of either defense or crisis intervention. ...
NATO Needed More Than Ever Any discussion of NATO's future should begin with a brief look
at the past. NATO is quite simply the most successful and
effective international organization in which the United
States has ever participated. Its mission was to unite Western
Europe and North America to ensure that the apparently
unstoppable tide of communism sweeping west from the Soviet
Union did not engulf Europe. NATO succeeded beyond even the
most optimistic hopes of its founders. ...