5 Facts About NATO

1. In 1998, NATO established a set of general guidelines that do not allow for a formal institutionalisation of relations, but reflect the Allies' desire to increase cooperation.

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2. On 28 February 1994, NATO took its first wartime action by shooting down four Bosnian Serb aircraft violating the no-fly zone.

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3. In 1952 the post of Secretary General of NATO was established as the organization's chief civilian, the first major NATO maritime exercises began; Exercise Mainbrace, and Greece and Turkey acceded.

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4. The most recent member state to be added to NATO is Montenegro on 5 June 2017.

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5. In a stroke of tactical genius, NATO has mobilized a dreamy naval officer to promote its massive war games in Norway.

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