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):

Report Date:

2012-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

Using a comprehensive approach, this study aims to recommend measures that will improve NATOs 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 NATOs 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 NATOs relevancy going forward.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE