06 Jul '18, 11am

#NATO's evolving posture: What's been done, what could be next, and what are some of the myths?

#NATO's evolving posture: What's been done, what could be next, and what are some of the myths?

What the expert community often overlooks, however, is the unique nature of NATO’s business (matters of war and peace) and the unique nature of its mandate (collective defence of the territory of 29 Allies and their population of one billion). This is why some NATO policies, decisions and actions cannot be made public at this time. This inevitably leads to some guesswork, informed or otherwise. And that is the point: those “to whom it may concern” must have absolute certainty in the resolve and ability of NATO to respond to any attack or aggression, as stipulated in the Washington Treaty – but NATO will remain deliberately ambiguous as to the precise nature, scale, timing, domain(s) and target(s) of its response. NATO’s official silence on some of the ubiquitous expert advice on where and how NATO should improve, does not mean the Alliance has not done it already or is not...

Full article: https://www.nato.int/docu/review/2018/Also-in-2018/the-al...

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