2012 NATO Summit in Chicago

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The 2012 Chicago Summit is a meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, held in Chicago, Illinois, it lasted from May 20-21, 2012 at the McCormick Place[1].

This is the first time ever that a NATO summit has been held in the United States outside of the Washington, D.C. The event was to happen after the 2012 2012 G8 summit in Chicago, but the G8 summit was later rescheduled to be held at Camp David. Chicago was chosen as the location of the summit because it was President Barack Obama's home town.

At least 38 countries around the world came to the summit. After the summit, Chicago's security system was improved[2][3].

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  1. Sweet, Lynn (12 December 2011). "NATO, G8 meetings to be hosted in McCormick Place". Chicago Sun-Times. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/12/nato_g8_meetings_to_be_hosted_.html. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. Mack, Kristen et al. "Chicago to host NATO, G-8 next year," Chicago Tribune (US). June 22, 2011; "Administration official: Obama to bring NATO, G8 summits in hometown of Chicago in 2012," Washington Post (US). June 22, 2011; retrieved 2011-06-22
  3. Rushe, Dominic (5 March 2012). "G8 summit moved from Chicago to Camp David". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/05/g8-summit-moved-chicago-camp-david.

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