Now NATO countries will also fight against attacks in space, made this important change, NATO nations to jointly respond attacks in space
Now the countries of NATO will also fight against the attacks in space, made this important change
Brussels : NATO member states on Monday expanded their collective defense provision “all for one, all for one” and called for fighting together against attacks in space. A top official of this military organization gave this information.
According to Article Five of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreement, an attack on any of the coalition’s 30 allies would be considered an attack on all. Till now it was only related to conventional military attacks like water, land and air but recently cyber attacks were also added to it.
NATO united against attacks in space
NATO leaders said in a statement that they recognize that “attack in space, from space and in space” could pose challenges to NATO that “are a threat to national, Euro-Atlantic prosperity, security and stability, and that it poses a threat to modern societies.” can be just as damaging as a conventional attack.
“If such an attack happens, Article 5 will become effective,” he said. However, in the event of such attacks, the effect of Article 5 will be decided by NATO on a case-by-case basis.
Operation of several satellites with NATO
About half of the 2000 satellites that orbit the Earth are operated by NATO countries, which range from mobile phones, banking services to weather forecasting etc. Many of these satellites are used by military commanders for navigation, communications, intelligence sharing and missile launch detection.
In December 2019, NATO leaders declared space the ‘fifth zone’ for their operations after land, sea, air and cyberspace. Many member states are concerned about the aggressive behavior of China and Russia in space. There are satellites from around 80 countries and many private companies are also landing in this area. In the 1980s, only a small proportion of NATO communications were via satellites, today it is at least 40 percent.
NATO’s collective defense provision was only effected once, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. Then all the member countries were united in support of America. Biden said on Monday that Article Five is “a sacred obligation” among NATO allies. He said, ‘I want to tell the whole of Europe that America stands for you, America is for you.’
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