CND website info – NATO.
No to NATO
CND campaigns for Britain to leave NATO and for the alliance to be disbanded. NATO has become an ever-expanding interventionist bloc, operating on a global scale. The war on Afghanistan was just one example of the destabilising and destructive impact of its policies. Around 180 nuclear weapons remain at bases across Eirope as part of NATO defence policy, in violation of international law and in spite of massive opposition. Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system is actually assigned to NATO.
NATO is a military alliance of Western countries that was established in 1949 during the early years of the Cold War, triggering the foundation of the Warsaw Pact. Rather than scaling back its military presence when the Warsaw Pact was dissolved after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US moved rapidly to expand its sphere of influence through NATO.
NATO adopted a new Strategic Concept at its 2010 summit. It recommitted to an interventionist military agenda that set back the cause of peace and nuclear disarmament. This included an expansion of its area of work to ‘counterterrorism, cyber-security, and the proliferation of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons’. The summit also agreed to integrate the US missile defence system with a European theatre missile defence programme under the
auspices of NATO.
Development since then shows that there is no doubt that there is a long term plan for maintaining and extending NATO’s global influence. NATO causes instability across the globe – as well as costing us increasing amounts of money – and it must be disbanded
http://www.cnduk.org – CND
http://www.fraw.org.uk/croughtonwatch/index.shtml – Croughtonwatch
https://dronewars.net/tag/uk-drones/ – Drone wars UK
http://www.space4peace.org/ – Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space