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NATO Logistics Handbook

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This Handbook, published under the auspices of the Senior NATO Logisticians Conference SNLC, is intended as a simple guide to logistics in NATO. It does not attempt to examine current issues or provide answers to the problems that logisticians will face, but it rather aims at introducing them to some of the basic principles, policies, concepts and organisations with which they will work. This is the first update of the Handbook since 1997. Since then, NATO and the security environment in which it must operate have undergone profound changes. The logistic support concepts that are required to ensure the deployability and sustainability of NATO forces have changed as well, bearing little semblance to those extant in 1997. These new concepts have been reflected in this new edition. The Alliance is an organisation that continues to evolve to meet emerging security challenges and NATO logistic policies and concepts will need keep pace. Therefore, the continuing usefulness of the Handbook will depend on the regularity of its updating, which will be an ongoing process. If any reader has suggestions for its improvement or amendment, he is asked to forward them to the SNLC Secretariat. The NATO Logistics Handbook is not a formally agreed document, and should not be quoted as a reference. It does not necessarily represent the official opinion or position of NATO, the nations, commands or agencies on all the policy issues discussed.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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