Rebuilding the Acropolis Putting the Strategic Back into a Hollow NATO; Strategic Insights, v. 10, issue 3 (Winter 2011), 9-18. Topic: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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An acropolis is a city or part of a city that is fortified, normally dominating a high point to afford furthest vision and maximum defense. Since 1949 NATO has been the acropolis of the West. However, a failure to properly invest in the Alliance could lead in time to obsolescence. Strategic shock, such as another 9/11 or a state conflict on EuropeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s periphery that demands a rapid Alliance response, could lead NATO to fail. It is precisely at such moments when the gap between strategic judgment, the willingness of states to invest in defense, and the capabilities available to armed forces is at its widest that alliances should serve as a force multiplier to narrow the gap. The opposite seems to be happening: states are losing faith in the Alliance, making the gap even wider.
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