On December 4th, leaders of the NATO allied countries met in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, which has guaranteed peace and security of all Allies for seventy years. All leaders have reaffirmed unity and cohesion, standing together all for one and one for all.
Leaders took a wide range of important decisions, all aiming to guarantee and increase Alliance forces’ readiness. Allies have committed 30 battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat ships, available to NATO within 30 days. They also agreed upon a new action plan to step up durable efforts in the fight against terrorism.
In addition, Allies took a range of other decisions on important issues for the Alliance: on how to ensure the technological edge when facing emerging and disruptive technologies; step up response to hybrid threats; and to ensure security of telecommunications infrastructure, including 5G.
They also declared Space as the fifth operational domain for NATO, alongside air, land, sea and cyber.
NATO Secretary General declared: ‘’NATO is agile, NATO is active, NATO is... adapting. NATO is the most successful alliance in history, because we have been able to change again and again when the world is changing’’.
This is exactly the way Allied Command Transformation conducts daily business. As the command in charge of future Warfare, Allied Command Transformation drives adaptation to the security environment and plays a key role regarding these issues.
General Lanata declared: ‘’We are challenged by this new and particularly complex ecosystem and we need to adapt permanently. Such decisions would not be the end of the journey, but a new beginning, and Allied Command Transformation will continue to play a key role in implementing them’’.
Allied Command Transformation orientates and supports nations’ efforts, ensuring coherence and interoperability for the right Military instrument of power and guaranteeing the Alliance’s credible posture today & tomorrow.