A Glimpse of NATO HQ - Utenriksdepartementet UD

Here are some resources for preparation for understanding what is a stake at the NATO Summit in Chicago.  They relate to the necessity for the US to review its 65-year old national security institutions, including NATO, that are rapidly driving a military-industrial crony capitalism and a national security state toward the end of democratic government in the US.

One of the first things to consider in the demilitarization of the American garrison society is proclaiming NATO a success, ending it, and ending the 67-year-old US occupation of Europe.   It also means an end to the US military doctrine of forward deployment of military resources.

Editor’s Note: TarheelDem is travelling to the NATO conference in Chicago as an activist and citizen journalist. Thanks for this great resource guide! -Kit

Books

James Carroll, The House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power

Trevor Pagler, Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World

Chalmers Johnson, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

Wikipedia References

Note: Depending on the topic, YMMV.

Collective Security

List of military alliance

NATO

List of countries by military expenditures

National Security Act of 1947

Marshall Plan

Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949

State secrets privilege

United States v. Reynolds

NATO Official Site

NATO Official Site

WE-NATO (NATO’s social media web page)

Other Web Sites

Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda

The People’s Summit

NATO-Free Future

Stop NATO

NATO Game Over