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3 examples for and 3 against the idea that regional alliances like NATO should be prepared to expand their roles to include peacemaking/peacekeeping.

the examples do not need to be current

examples from different wars and years is best.

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Historically and presently, the biggest problem with NATO is that the most populated, wealthiest, most powerful countries provide the funding, but the NATO forces are comprised of men/women from the smallest, poorest countries. Often times, the NATO forces are filled with people from the countries we actually need NATO to protect which can be a problem when the soldiers are susceptible to corruption deals- weapons smuggling, money smuggling, loyalty to certain groups from their countries of origin. If NATO is going to be effective, it will need to be funded by a coalition of countries that value individual freedom and staffed by objective, internationally diverse soldiers.

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