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What Are the Objectives of Military Alliances? Give an Example of a Functioning Military Alliance with Its Specific Objectives. - Political Science

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What are the objectives of military alliances? Give an example of a functioning military alliance with its specific objectives.

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  1. Alliance building is important component of traditional security to threats to deal between states and nations to deter or defend against military attacks.
  2. Alliances are formalised in written treaties and identification of who constitutes the threats.
  3. Alliances are formed to increase their effective power relative to another alliance.
  4. Alliances are based on national interests and can change when national interest change. Example-The US backed the Islamic militants in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union in 1980s, but later attacked them when Al-Qaeda, a group of Islamic militants, led by Osama Bin Laden launched terrorist strikes against America on 11th September 2001.
Concept: Traditional Notions: External
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NCERT Class 12 Political Science - Contemporary World Politics
Chapter 7 Security in the Contemporary World
Exercise | Q 8 | Page 115
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