What are the objectives of military alliances? Give an example of a functioning military alliance with its specific objectives.
- Alliance building is important component of traditional security to threats to deal between states and nations to deter or defend against military attacks.
- Alliances are formalised in written treaties and identification of who constitutes the threats.
- Alliances are formed to increase their effective power relative to another alliance.
- 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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