(See R. L. Bateman III, pp. 48–53, December 2010 Proceedings)
Admiral James G. Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander, NATO—Pretty surprising that a Supreme Allied Commander Europe—standing as I do in the footsteps of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, just 65 years after the end of World War II and after 60 years of the founding of the alliance—would feel the need to write about why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization matters to the United States.
NATO has continued its positive and important contribution to European, North American, and global security. At the recent summit, the 28 NATO nations agreed to work together on key threats going forward. We are working toward a strong strategic partnership with Russia.