NATO at 70
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Lobby and Auditorium
April 9, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
In the aftermath of World War II with pressure from the Soviet Union rising, the United States, under the direction of President Harry S. Truman, forged an alliance with 11 western nations to form the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO - in an effort to safeguard freedom by promoting stability and security in the North Atlantic region. 70 years after that initial pact, the original 12 nations have now become 29, and NATO's role in the post-Cold War era continues to evolve.