First NATO Article Published by Military Review


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The first article published in Military Review exclusively discussing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was published in the September 1951 by Col. Maddrey A. Solomon, an instructor at the Army War College. NATO had become operational on 2 April 1951, and the article is framed as a kind of tutorial that provides readers an overview of the organization’s charter, structure, and administrative operations, including a synopsis of the charter articles that would guide the organization’s policies. One key point the author emphasizes is that NATO is an organization that is exclusively defensive in nature and does not seek to build capabilities that could be construed as intending aggression against other nations.


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