Accession Number:

ADA611665

Title:

Small Countries' Special Operations Forces Contribution to the NATO Response Force

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The creation of the NATO Response Forces NRF has played a significant role in the NATO transformation to meet the challenges of the 21st century and a new opportunity for interoperability between North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO countries and partners. As the withdrawal of NATO from Afghanistan starts to unfold, NRF seems to be the tool for the future. The vast majority of the NATO and partner small countries had focused on developing Special Operations Forces SOF capabilities to contribute to NATO, as a cost efficient capability to develop that can achieve bigger effects ateration with other countries, these capabilities can be enhanced. Since NRF is expected to take the lead in future NATO operations, this research focuses on the ways the small countries SOF can contribute to the NRF.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE