NATO's Soft Relaunch
In an effort to reach out to a younger audience and shed some of its bastion-of-the-cold-war image, NATO has launched a new web effort in advance of the organization's summit on the French-German border this week.
60 Years of Peace and Security hosts three videos touting NATO's contributions to global security since World War II, all starting off a bit scary and ending on an uplifting note. The effect is a bit cloying, but it works. Students of conflict and international accords can proceed to three quizzes on NATO Operations; History and General Information; and Enlargement and Partnerships to test their trivia knowledge of the organization.
Press Officer Robert Pszcael commented from NATO's Brussels headquarters that 60 years is "part of a broader effort to go with the times." He then added, "not everyone reads the New York Times or watches CNN, you know."
On the impact of NATO's new web footprint, Pszcael said "We consider ourselves a pretty dynamic organization. This a way to reach out, but we're not expecting to change public consciousness."
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