These extensive negotiations led to the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949. In this agreement, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and the United Kingdom agreed to consider an attack on all and consultations on threats and defence issues. This collective defence agreement formally applied only to attacks on signatories in Europe or North America; Conflicts in colonial areas were not included. After the signing of the treaty, some signatories requested U.S. military assistance. Later in 1949, President Truman proposed a military assistance program, and the Mutual Defense Assistance Program passed the U.S. Congress in October, with about $1.4 billion for the construction of Western European defense equipment. NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (2018, July 10). NATO defence spending (2011-2018). www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/pdf_2018_07/20180709_180710-pr2018-91-en.pdf. Go to August 13, 2018. The North Atlantic Council (NAK) is NATO`s main political decision-making body.
Each member country has an AK seat. It occurs at least once a week or whenever the need occurs at different levels. The Presidency is chaired by the Secretary-General, who helps members reach agreement on key issues. Von der Burchard, H. (2019a, 11.04.). Trade negotiations between the EU and the US are progressing, but the problems remain. Politically. www.politico.eu/article/eu-us-trade-talks-move-forward-but-problems-remain/. Access on July 08, 2019.
www.bushcenter.org/catalyst/global-challenges/lloyd-nato-still-relevant-in-a-dangerous-world.html Keating, D. (2019, 03 May). To defuse trade tensions, the EU will double US gas imports in five years. Forbes. www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2019/05/03/seeking-to-deflate-trade-tensions-eu-will-double-us-gas-imports-in-five-years/#e51a4ca26d52. Access to May 21, 2019. European Commission. (2018a, 05 July). United States. ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/united-states. Access on July 05, 2018.
Von der Burchard, H. (2019b, 16.04.). Trump in the EU: Include agriculture in U.S. trade negotiations or expect tariffs. Politically. www.politico.eu/article/trump-to-eu-include-agriculture-in-us-trade-talks-or-face-tariffs/. Access to May 24, 2019. Western European countries were ready to consider a collective security solution.
In response to rising tensions and security concerns, representatives from several Western European countries came together to form a military alliance. Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Brussels in March 1948. Their contract offered collective defence; If one of these nations was attacked, the others were obliged to defend them. At the same time, the Truman administration introduced a peace project, increased military spending and called on the historically isolationist Republican Congress to consider a military alliance with Europe. In May 1948, Republican Senator Arthur H. Vandenburg proposed a resolution in which he proposed that the President want a security treaty with Western Europe, which respects the Charter of the United Nations, but which exists outside the Security Council where the Soviet Union was a veto. The Vandenburg Resolution was adopted and negotiations on the North Atlantic Treaty began. www.nbcnews.com/storyline/turkey-military-coup/turkey-coup-how-does-nato-u-s-respond-n610641 In August 1995, after the Srebrenica genocide, a two-week NATO bombing campaign, Operation Deliberate Force, began against the Republika Srpska army.  New NATO airstrikes helped end the Yugoslav wars, leading to the Dayton Accords in November 1995.
 As part of this agreement, NATO sent a UN-mandated peacekeeping force as part of Operation Joint Endeavor, known as IFOR.