The North Atlantic Alliance came into being in 1949 to protect its members from an external Communist threat. Italy has always had a large and active Communist Party. However, recent events have raised the real possibility of the Italian Communist being taken into the Government. Professor Thompson discusses the effects of such an eventuality and he suggests possible courses of action.
Thompson, W. Scott
"The PCI, NATO, and the United States,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 30
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol30/iss2/7