Her chart-topping talent for reinvention has inspired the makeovers of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Kylie Minogue, and now Madonna has been proposed as an unlikely role model for Nato.
International defence analyst Dr Peter van Ham, the director of global governance research at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, says Madonna's career should provide the blueprint for 'a strategic extreme makeover' for the alliance.
Rather than Nato troops taking up purple leotards and conical bras, he contends in the latest Nato Review that the alliance should regularly reform itself in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century, such as cyber terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and competition for energy resources.
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