Military Capabilities

New study urges sweeping overhaul to NATO, plus new strategic concept, by 2019

28 November 2017

Faced with unprecedented security challenges, NATO must accelerate the speed of its political and military decision making, deeply revise how it identifies and implements capability requirements, and come up with a new strategic concept by 2019, urges a new multi-author study by Globsec, the Bratislava, Slovakia-based think-tank.

“What we are hoping is that, as a result of this study, NATO will commission a strategic review at its July 2018 summit [in Brussels],” General John R Allen, former commander of the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, told a 27 November conference in the Belgian capital when unveiling the study, entitled 'Globsec NATO Adaptation Initiative' (GNAI).

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