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Composite Special Operations Component Command reaches full operational capability

2 months 2 weeks ago
Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands declared their Composite Special Operations Component Command (C-SOCC) headquarters as fully operational on Monday 7 December 2020. The Composite Special Operations Component Command combines national capabilities from the three participating nations into a deployable multinational headquarters, specifically designed for commanding several Special Operations Forces task groups. This innovative approach provides the participating nations with a capability that exceeds the sum of their individual national contributions.

The 50th NATO Defense College Academic Advisory Board meeting

2 months 2 weeks ago
On 3 and 4 December 2020, the NATO Defense College Academic Advisory Board (AAB) convened its 50th annual meeting in Rome, Italy. The AAB aims to advise the Commandant on ways in which to improve the academic, research and outreach activities of the College, to enhance links with NATO HQ and Allied Command Transformation, and to ensure that NDC outreach strategies contribute to those of the Alliance.

Secretary General: NATO must continue to adapt

2 months 3 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (3 December 2020) thanked a group of experts for a new report outlining their suggestions for the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative on how to bolster NATO’s political cohesion and ability to face new security challenges.

NATO Secretary General to take part in the unveiling of POLITICO 28 list (online event)

2 months 3 weeks ago
On Monday, 7 December 2020, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will take part in POLITICO 28, an annual ranking of the people with the greatest impact on politics and policy-making in Europe. This live, virtual event, organised by Politico Europe, a news organisation, will include an interview with the Secretary General, as well as a presentation of the POLITICO 28 Class of 2021.

NATO Foreign Ministers discuss China’s rise, security in the Black Sea region

2 months 3 weeks ago
NATO foreign ministers met virtually on Wednesday (2 December 2020) to discuss the global shift in the balance of power with the rise of China. They were joined by Asia-Pacific partners Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, and by Finland, Sweden, and the European Union High Representative. In a separate session, Allies met with the foreign ministers of Georgia and Ukraine to address security in the Black Sea region and NATO’s political and practical support to both partners.

Modular Design: Creating a NATO Technology App Store

2 months 3 weeks ago
On 3 December 2020, at 15:00 CET, NATO will host a conference with a spotlight on modularity. Modular Design has become a central approach for a wide range of industry sectors enabling them to disrupt and innovate at speed. Car manufacturers, space engineers, software developers or consumer electronics companies have embraced the concept in their design and development processes. Modularity in varying degrees has also found its way into the defence sector, allowing greater interoperability and flexibility of fighter jets, tanks, ships or entire technology ecosystems.
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