NATO: The Enduring Alliance 2016

Abstract

The bottom-line for the Warsaw Summit is this: effective NATO deterrence will only be established if NATO’s forward presence is in strength, reinforced by a properly enhanced NATO Response Force, which in turn is allied to a credible ability of Alliance forces to overcome Russia’s growing and impressive anti-access, area denial (A2/ AD) capability. And, that NATO forces are able to deploy in sufficient force and time to match Russian deployments. At present that is not the case. Indeed, it is still far from being the case.

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NATO:THE ENDURING ALLIANCE 2016

 

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Vice President of the Atlantic Treaty Association, Julian Lindley-French is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Statecraft, Director of Europa Analytica, a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Strategic Advisory Panel of General Sir Nick Houghton, Chief of the British Defence Staff. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter. His blog, Lindley-French’s Blog Blast, has a world-wide readership and is on the websites of several leading think-tanks. He is also a regular columnist for several leading newspapers. Author of several books his last The Oxford Handbook of War is regarded as a definitive anthology on war. In January 2014 he published the book “Little Britain? Twenty- First Century Strategic Challenges for a Middling European Power”.