Accession Number : ADA530256


Title :   Improving the Agility of the NATO Response Force (NRF)


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Eungard, Brad J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a530256.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : Significant challenges impede North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Response Force (NRF) agility. NATO has not sufficiently advanced policy, doctrine, planning, task organization, unity of effort, funding, or strategic lift in order for the NRF to be operationally successful. Without significant advancements in these areas, the NRF will be limited in its ability to deploy combat formations within timelines of five to thirty days to theaters of operations located strategic distances from Europe. This paper provides a review of NATO's Cold War origins to its transition to expeditionary operations with the NRF; a review of relevant NATO policy, funding, doctrine, and the planning process that shapes NRF operations; and case analyses of NATO's past military operations both prior to and following the formation of the NRF.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *NATO FORCES , *RESPONSE , WARFARE , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , POLICIES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , THESES , PLANNING , COLD WAR , EUROPE , NATO , MILITARY OPERATIONS , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE