NATO's Strategic Warfare Development Command

NATO and U.S. Senior Military Leaders meet for Allied Warfighter Talks

June 4, 2021


PENTAGON – Senior military leaders from numerous United States Combatant Commands and NATO’s Allied Commands took part in the Allied Warfighter Talks at the Pentagon on June 2-3, 2021.

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General André Lanata, co-hosted the talks with United States Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John E. Hyten.

The military leaders engaged in a scenario-based discussion designed to promote military cooperation and alignment of warfare development efforts throughout the 30-nation Alliance.

“The Allied Warfighter Talks provide an excellent opportunity for Allied Command Transformation and NATO as a whole to expand cooperative efforts with United States, reinforcing the U.S. – NATO relationship as a cornerstone of Trans-Atlantic security,” said Gen. Lanata. “This event provides a forum for the most senior military leadership at NATO to share thinking, build synergy and align approaches in the implementation of their strategic concepts and warfare agendas.”

Allied Command Transformation incorporates and informs requirements and interoperability needs into NATO joint warfare development efforts, including the NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept.

The NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept methodically develops NATO for the next 20 years, prioritising defence planning and capabilities development to meet the 20-year threat, and applies innovation to all activities by leveraging the intellectual horsepower of a vast network of industry, academic and military partners.

Located in Norfolk, Va., Allied Command Transformation’s mission is to contribute to preserving the peace, security and territorial integrity of Alliance member states by leading the warfare development of military structures, forces, capabilities and doctrines.