Today in History: Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe Is Signed

| November 19, 2018

Conference_on_Security_and_Cooperation_in_Europe_1990On November 19th, 1990, the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe was signed the Unites States and 21 other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and WTO (Warsaw Treaty Organization) countries at an historic CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) summit in Paris. The treaty established a military balance between two “groups of states-parties” which then corresponded to NATO and the WTO by equalizing lower levels of conventional weapons, including battle tanks, ACV’s, artillery, helicopters, and other combat aircraft, with further zonal sub-limits. Many saw the CFE Treaty as a concluding step in the process of ending the Cold War and as movement to the establishment of world peace.

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