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

OVERVIEW Italy is the third-most populous nation in NATO (after the U.S. and Germany), and one of the main industrial powers of the alliance. The Italian military has been defining its new defense concept since the end of the Cold War. While the danger of invasion from the former Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies disappeared, a significant threat of state-sponsored terrorism has arisen from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern nations. Rome's more recent defense policy has been...


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