NATO Military Committee follows up on July Summit

The NATO Military Committee—the most senior military authority within NATO and comprising the 29 chiefs of defence—met in Warsaw for a three-day conference to discuss issues arising from the July NATO Summit including security in Eastern Europe.

The meeting, one of three held by the Military Committee each year, took place in Warsaw to mark 100 years of the formal organization of independent Poland's army. It also provided an opportunity for the hosts to press their argument for greater security measures in Eastern Europe—and specifically more allied states’ troops in Poland—amid concerns over Russia’s increased military activity in the Baltic region.

The meeting had four key sessions:

  • NATO operations and missions, with a focus on Afghanistan and Iraq;
  • NATO military strategy;
  • ‘Responsiveness’, ‘Reinforcement’ and the NATO Readiness Initiative; and
  • Alliance modernisation, including adaptation of the NATO Command Structure and the NATO Headquarters’ Functional Review.

Read the attached pdf briefing to find out more