Accession Number:

ADA434659

Title:

Propose the U.S. Strategy to Encourage NATO Country Integration into Multinational Operation-Slovenia Example

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

For an entire decade, Slovenia had two main strategic goals to join NATO and to join the EU. As a new NATO member, the Slovenian Armed Forces main task will be to become reliable partners in the alliance. Slovene Armed Forces anticipate realizing this goal by participating with other alliance members, especially with the help of the United States. According to the Slovenian Governments Accession Plan, the NATO integration goal will be fully realized, with Slovenian Armed Forces and NATO certification to perform all required military task as part of the alliance, by year 2012. From that date onward, Slovene Armed Forces will be able to perform all required tasks as part of the alliance, as authorized and approved by the Slovenian Parliament. But even before that date, Slovene Armed Forces may also be certified and authorized to perform certain NATO tasks under employment limitations, those including the requirement that only properly trained and certified units may be tasked and authorized for NATO missions. To date, progress is being made according to the plan and no additional US assistance is needed, but the US involvement associated with this remarkable transformation was noteworthy. The Slovenian Armed Forces example could be instructive as a way ahead for enlarging NATO country integration into multinational operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE