NATO & Canada’s role   in Afghanistan
Background on NATO   North Atlantic Treaty Organization   Founded in 1949   Strategic security alliance   “...keep the...
NATO vs. Warsaw
Key Changes to NATO   After the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) the    communist threat was virtually eliminated    After...
Expansion of NATO to 28   Member Nations
National Interest vs.              International PressureCanadas support for Troops         Based purely upon   in Afghan...
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  1. 1. NATO & Canada’s role in Afghanistan
  2. 2. Background on NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization Founded in 1949 Strategic security alliance “...keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.” (first NATO secretary) Canada was a founding member of NATO The countries allied with the USSR were part of the Warsaw Pact
  3. 3. NATO vs. Warsaw
  4. 4. Key Changes to NATO After the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) the communist threat was virtually eliminated After 9/11 terrorism emerged as a new threat for NATO to address
  5. 5. Expansion of NATO to 28 Member Nations
  6. 6. National Interest vs. International PressureCanadas support for Troops  Based purely upon in Afghanistan (2007) Dont Strongly national interest how Know 5% Support would the Canadian 7% government respond to Strongly these numbers? Oppose  If NATO wants to 27% continue action in Support Afghanistan through 29% 2014, what Oppose consequences might 32% Canada face?  View Clip

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