Vladimir Putin

Smith, Major-General J.D.B.

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Canada and NATO. Some of the highlights of the historical background leading up to NATO. Some of the motivating international actions which brought about its organization. How NATO is different from the classic alliances of the past. Defining NATO. Article 5 as the "hard core" of NATO. Details of NATO's forces and operations. Canada's participation in NATO. The frustration experienced by the Soviet veto. A quote from Mr. Khrushchev, with an analysis following. A quote from Lenin on peaceful coexistence. Reference to Marx. Some of the political, economic, and social approaches that are being made by the Soviets. Directing our attention to the struggle against Communism. The danger of being lulled into a false sense of hopefulness by the Soviet Union. Being honest and sincere about defending our way of life.