The world is changing; NATO needs a new strategy

The Daily Star
February 28, 2008

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization needs a new strategy. NATO’s current “Strategic Concept” was adopted in 1999, but since then the world has changed dramatically. At that time, NATO was a regional alliance that concentrated on the reactive defense of the Treaty Area. But reaction is no longer sufficient; today’s most urgent task is prevention of crises, armed conflict, and war which may require that the primary response be other than through the employment of military means. more