NATO member states have agreed to Article 5 of the Basic Treaty.
– It is usually called the musketeer clause: one for all, all for one, says Ulla Gudmundson, head of analysis at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and former deputy head of Sweden’s NATO delegation.
Article 5 is a security guarantee that NATO countries will help each other in the event of an attack.
However, this does not mean that all member states immediately contribute military means if one of the member states is attacked from outside.
Article 5 was used after the September 11, 2001 attacks
Article five has only been used once, and it was not the United States that came to the rescue, as NATO and the outside world expected.
– When 9/11 happened, the only time Article 5 has been used by NATO, then it was the other way around. It was the USA that was attacked, and other member states that rushed to the aid of the USA, says Swedish Radio’s USA commentator Ginna Lindberg.
Participants: Ulla Gudmundson, former Deputy Head of Sweden’s NATO Delegation, Ginna Lindberg, US commentator on Swedish Radio.
Reporter: Marina Nilsson Malmström
Host: Marcus Nilsson
Producer: Dennis Jörnmark and Julia Juhlin Karlsson
Source: ICELAND NEWS