The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed in Washington, D.C., USA on 4 April 1949.
NATO’s headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium.
The Treaty of Brussels, signed on 17 March 1948 by Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and the United Kingdom, is considered the precursor to the NATO agreement.
The first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, stated in 1949 that the organization’s goal was “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.
NATO has two official languages, English and French, defined in Article 14 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
Motto of NATO – ‘Anything that flies on anything that moves’
Membership- 28 member states
6- Czech Republic
20 – Portugal
27- United States of America
28- United Kingdom