Over the past 70 years NATO Allies have prospered, experiencing greater economic stability, security and peace internationally.
April 4, 2019, marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty and the creation of NATO.
The Alliance is united in its defense of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.
We are committed to protecting one another.
Article 5 of the treaty states that an attack on one Ally is considered an attack on all.
When terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, Article 5 was invoked for the first and only time.
All NATO Allies responded as if it had occurred on their own soil.
Our countries and our people are safer because of this promise.
The 29 NATO Allies also work with many partner countries around the world to combat terrorism, fight piracy, counter Russian malign influence and address other challenges to our security.
To meet the evolving threats of today, NATO Allies are investing in developing new defense and deterrence capabilities.
NATO is adapting with the times.
The strength and unity of the NATO Alliance has kept us safe for 70 years, and NATO is committed to keeping that promise long into the future, no matter what the threat.