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According to the UN charter, the Security Council is supposed to be the sole institution for authorizing military actions in response to threats to peace and security. While the UN recognizes/accepts/works with regional IGOs, it at the same time limits their ability to conduct military operations without a SC approval. The UN Charter states, “The Security Council shall, where appropriate, utilize such regional arrangements or agencies for enforcement action under its authority. But no enforcement action shall be taken under regional arrangements or by regional agencies without the authorization of the Security Council” (Chapter 8, Article 53). In recent years, however, NATO has engaged in several military operations without being authorized by the SC. The question to be discussed: Should NATO be allowed to engage in military enforcement actions without the authorization of the Security Council? Make sure to explain/justify your answer. Important catch: you may not argue from your personal point of view. Instead, you will write your response from a point of view of a specific region/country, according to the following rules: Students whose last name begins with letters A-I must argue from the point of view of a NATO member country The first word of your post should be the name of the country you are representing, and then you can provide your answer and the rationale.