NATO MCQS


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO  is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The NATO headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium, and the organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
Formation 4 April 1949
Type Military alliance
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Membership 28 states
Official languages English,French
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO Members comprises 28 members: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States


List of Secretaries Generals
#
Name
Country
Duration
1
General Lord Ismay
United Kingdom
4 April 1952 – 16 May 1957
2
Paul-Henri Spaak
Belgium
16 May 1957 – 21 April 1961
3
Dirk Stikker
Netherlands
21 April 1961 – 1 August 1964
4
Manlio Brosio
 Italy
1 August 1964 – 1 October 1971
5
Joseph Luns
 Netherlands
1 October 1971 – 25 June 1984
6
Lord Carrington
 United Kingdom
25 June 1984 – 1 July 1988
7
Manfred W├Ârner
 Germany
1 July 1988 – 13 August 1994
Sergio Balanzino (acting)
 Italy
13 August 1994 – 17 October 1994
8
Willy Claes
 Belgium
17 October 1994 – 20 October 1995
Sergio Balanzino (acting)
 Italy
20 October 1995 – 5 December 1995
9
Javier Solana
 Spain
5 December 1995 – 6 October 1999
10
Lord Robertson
 United Kingdom
14 October 1999 – 17 December 2003
Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo (acting)
 Italy
17 December 2003 – 1 January 2004
11
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
 Netherlands
1 January 2004 – 1 August 2009
12
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
 Denmark
1 August 2009–present



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