Both Articles 2 and 3 of the North Atlantic Treaty present the idea that the North Atlantic alliance is more than a military organization, and one that serves to foster peace and the rule of law. This Article provides an outline of the drafting of Articles 2 and 3, and the negotiations and purposes of the drafters in order to posture both articles as a basis for non-military authorizations. The Article further demonstrates the current motivations and uses for which Articles 2 and 3 are serving as a basis for. This serves to highlight the modernized actions of the North Atlantic alliance and how Articles 2 and 3 of the North Atlantic Treaty can be seen as important and still applicable as the North Atlantic Alliance moves into the more modernized world.
Commentary on Articles 2 and 3 of the Washington Treaty,
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