"As this year is the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, it seemed appropriate to circulate to members information about the achievements of NATO. The article "in Alliance For All Seasons" by Warren H. Jones provides such information in some detail, although it does not purport to be an overall evaluation of NATO's role and the problems it has faced during the past twenty years. The two articles which follow reflect the concern felt in some NATO quarters about the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, and relate to South Africa's strategic position in this regard"