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NATO and allies struggle over control of cyber capabilities during future crises

01 March 2018

NATO and its 29 nations are grappling over how best to provide the alliance with the cyber capabilities its military leadership would need during times of crisis.

The main issue revolves around control of the capabilities, and has not been resolved despite months of discussion.

“There’s general agreement on the need, but not who should do it,” a NATO official told Jane’s on 27 February. “There are a lot of national sensitivities involved.”

National defence ministers agreed on 14 February to reform NATO’s command structure and will present their plan for approval by allied leaders at their Brussels summit in July 2018.

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