Accession Number : ADA297813

Title :   NATO and Contingency Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Keith, Stephen W.

PDF Url : ADA297813

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has revised its strategy and structure to carry out its basic security mission. The strategy recognizes the requirement to conduct contingency operations outside NATO territory, and structural changes have begun to develop that capability. This evolving capability has already been put to use in planning and conducting operations in the former Yugoslavia. As the threats to Alliance countries have changed, so has the nature of NATO's primary military role of defense of NATO territory. Defense now requires contingency deployment of forces, as do operations out of area. Thus, development of a contingency capability does not reduce defense capability; rather, it enhances NATO's ability to defend its territory. NATO should continue the changes it has begun, emphasizing deployability over fighting in place. Its forces for defense as well as out-of-area contingencies need to be flexible, mobile, supportable, and ready. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *NATO, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, EUROPE, WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, EMERGENCIES, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THREATS, SECURITY, MISSIONS, COLD WAR, YUGOSLAVIA.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE