Monday, February 8, 2010

Hello everybody,

Here is an interesting article:

NATO’s Response Force (NRF) – a 25,000-strong rapid reaction force for military high end operations far beyond the Alliance’s borders – was launched in November 2002. It is a project that NATO is still struggling to implement. Announcements that the force would be fully operational proved to be premature and many of the intended objectives still have to be met. Moreover, the force has never been deployed in a real military operation, despite the fact that NATO is fighting a war in Afghanistan – definitely a “high end operation”. Where does the NRF concept stand today? And what are the stumbling blocks preventing the efficient use of NATO’s crisis reaction force? What future can the NRF have? These are some of the questions addressed in the new analysis by the NATO Defense College Research Division.

All the best,
Antti Talonen

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