Denmark Overview Nations // North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Denmark, the strategic gateway to the Baltic Sea during the Cold War, is no longer seen as a front-line state on NATO's central front and northern flank. New priorities have been shaping Copenhagen's defense posture, de-emphasizing the defense of Denmark and focusing more on general military contributions to NATO and its Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, as well as U.N. peacekeeping operations. Until recently, Denmark faced no obvious external military threat. Protection of offshore economic...


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