White House Audio Collection
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at the headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Naples, Italy. In his speech the President describes NATO as the best and earliest example of cooperation between Western Europe and North America. The President shares his findings from his recent European visits, noting that Western European allies strive for peace; are willing to adopt international perspectives; are committed to progressive democracy, social justice, and economic reform; and are determined to coordinate military efforts with the United States. He also emphasizes the necessity for unity, mutual trust, and mutual respect in any cooperative efforts.