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|Why did the
United States and other European countries initially form NATO, and why
has it remained active until today?
NATO maintains its own official page where you can find just about everything you would ever need to know about the organization, past and present. There is also a page with the latest information about the NATO. The actual treaty which defined the creation of NATO is available at that site, as well as divided and indexed at Yale University. The NATO Handbook describes how NATO is structured and controlled. Also take a look at the site for NATO's Supreme Commander in Europe. Finally, if you must, you can check wikipedia.
Some other sites:
book is highly recommended for information on the creation of NATO: D.
Cook, Forging the Alliance: The Birth of the NATO Treaty and the Dramatic
Transformation of US. Foreign Policy between 1945 and 1950 (Secker &
The memoirs of one of the principal architects of the alliance should be read: Dean Acheson, Present at the Creation (Norton, 1969)
See also A. Grosser, The Western Alliance: European-American Relations since 1945 (Macmillan, 1980); James Huston, One for All: NATO Strategy and Logistics through the Formative Period, (1949-1969) (University of Delaware Press, 1984), Douglas Stuart and William Tow, The Limits of Alliance: NATO Out-Of-Area Problems Since 1949 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990) and John Baylis, The Diplomacy of Pragmatism: Britain and the Formation of NATO, 1942-1949(Kent State University Press, 1993)
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