NATO Counterterrorism and Article 5: Hammer of the North Atlantic or Paper Tiger?


This paper concerns the development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's counterterrorism program. It seeks to analyze the legal implications of this development and the program's potential effectiveness. Specifically, the paper asserts that NATO's counterterrorism program is consistent with the drafting history of the North Atlantic Treaty and that Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty is sufficiently flexible to support future NATO counterterrorism missions.


International Law | Military, War, and Peace

Date of this Version

June 2005