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NATO at 65: Photo gallery

Itar-Tass
April 4, 2014

NATO’s large-scale military operations

The North Atlantic Treaty was signed 65 years ago on April 4, 1949

NATO is a military alliance with the purpose of collective defense. NATO conducts military operations of two kinds: peacekeeping and peace enforcing ones. The difference is that peace keeping actions are realized with the mutual agreement of the parties involved. The ground base for interference in peace enforcing operations is a resolution of the United Nations security council. In reality, however, such operations have taken place without UN’s approval: in 1995 NATO forces interfered in the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina with no UN approval, neither was sanctioned the 1999 NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia. The most widely known large-scale military operations of the NATO in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS

Captions for photographs:

NATO’s first operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994-1995. Citizens are hiding behind a peacekeeper in Sarajevo in 1995 NATO’s first operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994-1995.

NATO bombs a Serbian arsenal in Pale, near Sarajevo on August 30, 1995

NATO heads the KFOR peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, July 14, 1999 Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999

Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999. Photo: a power plant on fire in Belgrade on March 24, 1999

Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999. Photo: a brigde across the Danube destroyed by NATO bombing in Novi-Sad

Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999. Photo: a bridge across the Danube destroyed by NATO bombing in Novi-Sad

Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999. Photo: NATO bombardment results in the city of Surdulica, Yugoslavia

Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999. Photo: NATO bombardment results in the city of Aleksinac

Operation ‘Allied Force’ in Yugoslavia, 1999. A fuel tank of a NATO fighter jet in the village of Aleksandrovac, 80 kilometers from Belgrade

Operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea in 2001

Operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea in 2001

Operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea in 2001

NATO heads the ISAF international security mission in Afghanistan in 2003.

Photo: students stopping a NATO truck during a protest against introduction of troops

NATO heads the ISAF international security mission in Afghanistan in 2003.

Photo: NATO soldiers search a village NATO heads the ISAF international security mission in Afghanistan in 2003.

Photo: NATO soldiers firing a mortar in Kunar Province, Afghanistan NATO heads the ISAF international security mission in Afghanistan in 2003.

Photo: NATO soldier searching a child in the village of Host, Afghanistan NATO military training mission in Iraq started in 2005.

Photo: NATO instructor training an Iraqi recruit NATO military training mission in Iraq started in 2005.

Photo: NATO instructor training Iraqi recruits

NATO has participated in operations at the coast of the African Horn since 2008.

Photo: NATO officer searching a worker in Jibuti (Djibouti) NATO has participated in operations at the coast of the African Horn since 2008.

Photo: NATO military ships ‘Hamburg’ and ‘Köln’ leaving a base in Germany In 2011

NATO conducts operation ‘Unified Protector’ in Libya.

Photo: NATO soldier checks equipment if a fighter jet on a base in Sicily In 2011

NATO conducts operation ‘Unified Protector’ in Libya.

Photo: a NATO fighter jet taking off from the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle In 2011 NATO conducts operation ‘Unified Protector’ in Libya. In 2011 NATO conducts operation ‘Unified Protector’ in Libyia.

Photo: mass funeral of the NATO airstrikes victims In 2011 NATO conducts operation ‘Unified Protector’ in Libya.

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  1. rosemerry
    April 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I remember the big campaign “fity years is enough”. 65 years is way too many; NATO should have been disbanded as no longer relevant when the Warsaw Pact was dissolved, but the USA deviously changed the rules.

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