• Last updated: 17 May. 2017 19:55

Military Committee

Military Committee (MC)

Military Committee (MC)

The Military Committee (MC) is the senior military authority in NATO and the oldest permanent body in NATO after the North Atlantic Council, both having been formed months after the Alliance came into being. It is the primary source of military advice to NATO’s civilian decision-making bodies – the North Atlantic Council and the Nuclear Planning Group.

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International Military Staff

International Military Staff (IMS)

International Military Staff (IMS)

The International Military Staff (IMS) is the executive body of the Military Committee (MC), NATO’s senior military authority.

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The NATO Chiefs of Defence committed to keeping NATO, ready, relevant and able

The NATO Chiefs of Defence committed to keeping NATO, ready, relevant and able

17 May. 2017

The Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered in Brussels on 17th May 2017 for their second meeting of the year, ahead of the Heads of State and Government meeting on 25th May 2017. Discussions on the threats and challenges facing the Alliance emanating from the South, the implementation of Projecting Stability and enhancing NATO’s role in fighting terrorism framed the morning sessions. The RESOLUTE SUPPORT Mission beyond 2018, recommendations on capability development and resource requirements and the NATO Command Structure review were the focus of the afternoon.

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Spain is active and valuable NATO ally – Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Spain is active and valuable NATO ally – Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

15 Mar. 2017 - 16 Mar. 2017

General Petr Pavel met with the Spanish Defence Minister, Mrs. María Dolores de Cospedal, the Chief of Defence, Admiral Fernando García Sánchez and other high level military officials during his visit to Madrid, Spain on 15-16 March 2017. The Chairman thanked them for Spain’s continued and active commitment to NATO. The Chairman stressed how much NATO valued Spain’s presence in NATO Operations, Missions and Activities and appreciated the professionalism and expertise of its soldiers.

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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: NATO and Jordan have a strong and longstanding partnership

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: NATO and Jordan have a strong and longstanding partnership

07 Mar. 2017 - 08 Mar. 2017

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee stressed his gratitude for Jordan’s contributions to NATO-led operations over many years when he visited Amman, Jordan on 7-8 March 2017. During the trip, the Chairman met with the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lt General Mahmoud Freihat and the Director of the Military Intelligence Directorate, General Emad Adaileh.

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