NATO'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE Is Demography Destiny?

Simon, Jeffrey
April 2009
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2009 2nd Quarter, Issue 53, p51
The article focuses on the importance of demography in maintaining the military power of the members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It states that there are problems in the social demography of the organization, which challenge the future of the NATO. It cites that the changing of the organization's function from huge conscript to smaller, volunteer forces also shape its future. The issue of demography of NATO increases the demographic divergence between the U.S. and Europe.


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