NATO's strategic environment has changed dramatically: from Cold War, static confrontation via operations inside NATO member states borders to the existence of a highly mobile, expeditionary NATO Response Force. Does NATO's decision making process adequately support timely decisions before and during operations on sensitive military actions with strategic impact? This project explores the current decision making process in the North Atlantic Council and the Military Committee and considers necessary realignments to improve the process. Recommendations are provided to adjust the existing decision making process in a way that NATO retains credibility and validity as a reliable institution in the security policy arena.
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