Etymology[ edit ] Chenla-era statue of Buddha found at Binh Hoa, Long An "Chenla" or "Zhenla" was the name given in Chinese accounts of an entity that sent tributes to Chinese emperors. However, it has been pointed out that this derivation is problematic as conflicts between Siam and Cambodia occurred centuries after the name was first used. Therefore although the names Chenla and Siem Reap could perhaps be related, Michael Vickery argued that the original meanings of both names are unknown.
World Jul 11, 9: An expanding bloc of NATO allies has taken on a broad range of missions since the close of the Cold War, many well beyond the European sphere, in countries such as Afghanistan and Libya. Inthe alliance faces a new set of challenges. The alliance has responded by reinforcing defenses in Europe, but political rifts between members, some opened by the United States, have thrown NATO unity into question.
A Post—Cold War pivot After the demise of the Soviet Union inWestern leaders intensely debated the direction of the transatlantic alliance.
European members were also split on the issue. There was also concern about alienating Russia. For the United States, the decision held larger meaning.
The breakup of Yugoslavia in the early s and the onset of ethnic conflict tested the alliance on this point almost immediately. What began as a mission to impose a U. However, individual states or subgroups of allies may initiate action outside NATO auspices.
Member states are not required to participate in every NATO operation—Germany and Poland declined to contribute directly to the campaign in Libya. Scaparrotti currently holds this position.
Although the alliance has an integrated command, most forces remain under their respective national authorities until NATO operations commence. Sharing the burden The primary financial contribution made by member states is the cost of deploying their respective armed forces for NATO-led operations.
These expenses are not part of the formal NATO budget, which funds alliance infrastructure, including civilian and military headquarters. The United States accounted for more than 70 percent of this, up from about half during the Cold War. NATO members have committed to spending 2 percent of their annual GDP on defense, but, byjust six out of the 29 members met this threshold—the United States 3.
Trump has taken a more assertive approach, suggesting it would reexamine U. NATO commanded more thantroops from more than 50 alliance and partner countries at the height of its commitment in Afghanistan.
InNATO began a noncombat support mission to provide training, funding, and other assistance to the Afghan government.
In mid, alliance members and partners were contributing about sixteen thousand troops to this mission; more than half were from the United States. Click on map for larger version. Most Western leaders knew the risks of enlargement.
Over the years, NATO and Russia took significant steps toward reconciliation, particularly with the signing of the Founding Act, which established an official forum for bilateral discussions; however, a persistent lack of trust has plagued relations.
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