Reforming and Revitalizing NATO: A Memo to President-elect Obama
Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Sally McNamara
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Presidential transition; Global alliances; International security
Coverage: United States
NATO remains central to transatlantic security and is still the crowning glory of America's alliance architecture. Few other formal alliances, if any, can boast the successes that NATO has enjoyed throughout its history. However, NATO is an alliance in need of reform and revitalization to accommodate new security policies and defense strategies. The new administration will need to put its full weight behind this process if it is to be successful.