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Risking NATO : testing the limits of the Alliance in Afghanistan

Author: Andrew R Hoehn; Sarah Harting; Rand Corporation.; Project Air Force (U.S.)
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010.
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series, MG-974-AF.
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NATO's success in Afghanistan -- or lack thereof -- will have significant implications for the alliance itself. Success could promote the image of a capable global security alliance. Failure, or even an indeterminate outcome, would cloud the alliance's own future. The authors examine the risks, commitments, and obligations of the current mission in light of NATO's history and with an eye toward the future, as well  Read more...
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Hoehn, Andrew R.
Risking NATO.
RAND : Santa Monica, CA, 2010
(DLC) 2010044237
(OCoLC)674933184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew R Hoehn; Sarah Harting; Rand Corporation.; Project Air Force (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780833051165 0833051164
OCLC Number: 682562517
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Nov. 22, 2010).
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 91 pages) : color illustrations, color map.
Contents: Introduction --
The NATO that once was --
Redefining NATO's role : 9/11 to Afghanistan --
A greater role for NATO in Afghanistan --
Risking NATO in Afghanistan --
What might be next for NATO?
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series, MG-974-AF.
Other Titles: Risking North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Responsibility: Andrew R. Hoehn, Sarah Harting.

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NATO's success in Afghanistan -- or lack thereof -- will have significant implications for the alliance itself. Success could promote the image of a capable global security alliance. Failure, or even an indeterminate outcome, would cloud the alliance's own future. The authors examine the risks, commitments, and obligations of the current mission in light of NATO's history and with an eye toward the future, as well as the effects on the alliance's internal dynamics. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the authors describe how NATO came to be involved, concerns and tensions that have developed over the investments and risks that member and nonmember states have in the operation, management of the expectations of nations and peoples, and the need for a coherent, comprehensive, and coordinated long-term strategy. The list of issues NATO faces is long and daunting and extends beyond the borders of the member countries. If the goal is indeed to look toward the future, however, the alliance must confront them; failure to do so would risk the long-term success and sustainability of the alliance.

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