NATO’s defence ministers meeting in Brussels on 7–8 June approved a new Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) in Ulm, southern Germany. When it is activated, the command, which the ministers first discussed when they last met in Brussels on 14–15 February, will be responsible for the movement of troops and materiel within Europe and the co-ordination of its protection. The command will only be activated if a crisis is developing or there is the threat of a conflict with a serious opponent, the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 8 June.
These troops and materiel could be deployed throughout the geographic responsibility of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), stretching from Greenland to Africa, Europe, and adjacent seas and oceans, the MoD said.
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