NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Operations Policy Committee

Remarks by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council in rememberance of the victims of the Polish plane crash.

The Operations Policy Committee (OPC) plays a lead role in the development and implementation of operations-related policy. It aims to provide coherent and timely advice to the North Atlantic Council, to which it reports directly. It also seeks to enhance collaboration between the political and military sides of NATO Headquarters.

All member countries are represented on this committee. This Committee also meets regularly in so-called ISAF and KFOR format, i.e., with non-NATO member countries that contribute troops to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and the Kosovo Force (KFOR) in Kosovo. 

The OPC is supported by the International Staff’s Operations Division.

Creation of the OPC

The OPC was created following the June 2010 committee reform, replacing the former Policy Coordination Group.

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