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The 2012 NATO Chicago Summit brings world leaders to Chicago May 20-21

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spells out his goals for the NATO Chicago Summit in this speech at the European Policy Centre, Brussels.

ISAF member nations

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The ISAF, or International Security Assistance Force, is a military cooperation of NATO members and non-members in Afghanistan. It is run by a NATO commander. Its member nations are expected to attend the NATO summit in Chicago. The members are:

NATO member nations

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Twenty-eight NATO member nations will be coming to Chicago May 20-21.

NATO was found April 4, 1949, to deter Soviet expansionism, prevent nationalist militarism in Europe and encourage European political integration. Its main purpose now is to protect member nations by political and military means.

The members are: