Accession Number : ADA569740


Title :   Improving NATO'S Capabilities: A Roadmap to 2020


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Leroux, Pierre A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a569740.pdf


Report Date : 14 Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : Using a comprehensive approach, this study aims to recommend measures that will improve NATO's capabilities and make it a more efficient organization. For any military organization, adjusting capabilities to governmental ambitions and strategic goals is fundamental. As such, NATO needs to continuously adjust its posture and capabilities to remain relevant in the face of new threats and new requirements, especially since the end of the Cold War. This adjustment is even more pressing in the present context of financial austerity and the upcoming force withdrawal from Afghanistan. Following a thorough review of NATO's evolution over the last 20 years, the study will demonstrate that although NATO is attempting to transform and adapt, its operational efficiency still suffers from important capability shortages and challenges. To tackle this crucial issue, a roadmap toward 2020 containing various measures will help to improve NATO's relevancy going forward.


Descriptors :   *EFFICIENCY , *EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , *MILITARY BUDGETS , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *NATO , *TRANSFORMATIONS , ADAPTATION , DEFICIENCIES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , THESES , THREATS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE