2. NATO in action
Our concern is not only the defence of territories (...) but the defence of a lifestyle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
IN THE WORLD
An overview of all the missions –either terminated or ongoing- that NATO men and women have participated in since the end of the Cold War to the present day. The missions have been divided into four categories in order to offer a clearer view of the role the North Atlantic Alliance plays in ensuring peace and security worldwide.
DETERRENCE AND DEFENCE
These are deterrence operations conducted against both state and non-state actors that were hostile to NATO or to ethnic minorities. This category also includes defence operations conducted in response to possible external attacks. In this category are also the missions that were conducted by NATO in cooperation with the United Nations not only in conflict theatres but also in the aftermath of natural disasters to help and provide support to local populations.
The goal of these NATO missions has been to build, maintain and strengthen peace and stability in regions or geographical areas undermined by conflicts or crises.
These missions have been conducted by NATO in cooperation with the United Nations not only in war theatres but also in the aftermath of natural disasters to help and provide support to populations hit by hurricanes and earthquakes.
These are missions conducted by NATO with international security purposes. Whether aimed at countering piracy off the coasts of the Horn of Africa or at monitoring terrorist activity or ensuring cybersecurity, the main goal of these missions is always prevention.
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EADRCC interactive map
The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) is NATO’s principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area.