Defense pact

A Defense pact is a type of treaty or military alliance where the signatories promise to support each other militarily, to defend each other.[1] In general the signatories point out the threats in the treaty and concretely prepare to respond to it together.[2]

Current treaties



United States

Historical treaties


United Kingdom

United States

See also


  1. Volker Krause, J. David Singer "Minor Powers, Alliances, And Armed Conflict: Some Preliminary Patterns", in "Small States and Alliances", 2001, pp 15-23, ISBN 978-3-7908-2492-6 (Print) ISBN 978-3-662-13000-1 (Online)
  2. Fulvio Attinà "State aggregation in defense pacts: systemic explanations", Jean Monnet Working Papers, University of Catania, nr. 56, November 2004, ISSN 2281-9029

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