Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Note From AFA President -- NATO after the Summit

I have been looking for a paper which describes the outcome of the NATO Summit.

This one – by Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp, head of research at the NATO Defense College, is an excellent read.

This new paper by the NDC Research Division deals with the future of the transatlantic link after Chicago. It defines the challenges for the Alliance as a result of the financial crisis, arguing in favour of “Smart Reductions” (in addition to Smart Defence), of keeping up NATO’s interoperability, and of a broader strategic perspective which some of the European Allies are lacking.


For your consideration.


Michael M. Dunn

Air Force Association

"The only thing more expensive than a first-rate Air Force is … a second-rate Air Force." -- Senate staff member

1 comment:

Ed Peura said...

An excellent summary of potential ramifications from inaction. Considering the financial crises in Europe and political fragmentation here, timetables for Afghanistan redrawals were all that was possible. Thank you for bringing this discussion to our attention.

Even though I rarely comment, I read all of your emails with great interest.