Accession Number : ADA557657


Title :   Operational Implications of the NATO Strategic Concept 2010 for European Countries in NATO and the EU


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Winter, Andreas C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a557657.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : Multinational operations under the direction of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) have become the norm rather than the exception. In the light of an emerging partnership between these organizations, this paper analyzes the NATO Strategic Concept 2010 and assesses its consequences for the operational level of war and effective operational art in multinational operations. Because of changed fiscal realities in Europe there is a widening strategic military capability gap between the United States and European countries, and an increasing divergence between multinational ambitions and the reality of national military capability planning. The most significant outcomes for effective operational art in multinational operations are the following: first, the operational level of war needs to integrate civilian planning in campaign design, which requires an adaptation of NATO's command structure and its operational level doctrine; second, the study argues for an adaptation of existing NATO standardization agreement provisions for efficient operational logistics in multinational operations and enhanced tactical military training among European countries; and third, this will require a high effort in armament cooperation to make military equipment more interoperable. In this field, the European Defense Agency has great potential to become a key actor.


Descriptors :   *EUROPEAN UNION , *INTEROPERABILITY , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *NATO , AGREEMENTS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , FRANCE , GERMANY , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY PLANNING , MILITARY TRAINING , MISSIONS , SECURITY , STANDARDIZATION , UNITED KINGDOM


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE