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

OVERVIEW Spain's outlying territories dictate much of its defense strategy and procurement needs. Aside from the Spanish mainland, Spanish forces defend the North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla (and several small islets), as well as the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. King Juan Carlos abdicated in June 2014, paving the way for his son. The 46-year-old King Felipe VI was sworn in that month wearing his military uniform and the...


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