Accession Number:

ADA509082

Title:

Preparing for NATO Missions Integrated Force Planning in the Albanian Armed Forces (CSL Issue Paper, Volume 12-09, August 2009)

Descriptive Note:

Issue paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Report Date:

2009-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Albanias reintegration into the European community began immediately after the fall of the communist dictatorship in 1990. Following the 1992 elections, which marked the emergence of a multi-party political system, the governments long-term goals were membership in the European Union EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. To this end, on January 26, 1994, the Albanian Parliament approved the countrys participation in the Partnership for Peace PfP program.1 Subsequently, Albania participated in NATO and EU peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia- Herzegovina and supported allied efforts to respond to Serbian action in Kosovo and resolve Kosovos political status. Following the attacks on the United States in September 2001, Albania joined the Coalition of the Willing, providing military forces for coalition and NATO operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Albanias demonstrated commitment to the alliance was rewarded on April 1, 2009, with full NATO membership.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE