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NATO maritime chief calls for member states to do more to support Alliance maritime posture

09 September 2013

The head of NATO's Allied Maritime Command has called on NATO member states to commit more forces to support the Alliance's growing maritime activity.

Vice Admiral Peter Hudson told a Royal United Services Institute conference, held on 9 September in advance of the DSEI exhibition in London, that "NATO is only as strong as the will of the nations and the forces they commit".

Four years ago, one of his predecessors in the NATO maritime post - recently-retired UK First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope - told an audience at the International Institute for Strategic Studies that there had been an "awakening" of NATO's desire to address maritime security issues.



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