Military alliances have been a constant in human history. The majority of military alliances from ancient to modern warfare were never genuinely comprehensive, and this would lead to politicking and, ultimately, a breakdown of the defensive pacts that led to renewed conflicts.

Learning from past mistakes, some of the most prominent military alliances today have incorporated accords, articles, and measures to enact if member states were to be embroiled in open conflict. One such alliance that has held firm since has been the NATO alliance, currently in its 74th year.

Amidst heightened geopolitical tensions today, some military alliances, including NATO, have found themselves intertwined with bureaucracy, which has wasted valuable time and resources when they are most needed.