Updated: 05-Sep-2003 Video Interviews


23 July 2003

NATO in Afghanistan

Interview with NATO Secretary General,
Lord Robertson

On 11 August NATO is due to take over command of the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan. This will be NATO's first ever mission outside Europe in its 54-year history. In this video interview Lord Robertson, NATO Secretary General, talks about whether the ISAF mission will change after NATO takes over, why NATO is taking over and the implications of this change for Afghanistan.

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Will ISAF's task change when NATO takes over? 594Kb
What will be the main consequence of this change for the local population? 700Kb
Does NATO intend to extend the ISAF mandate? 452Kb
What kind of leadership experience does NATO have with peace-keeping missions? 663Kb
What is your estimate of the situation in Afghanistan? 758Kb
Why does NATO take over the command ISAF, and not another lead nation, as before? 830Kb
What is your personal message to the Afghan people? 657Kb
Transcript of the interview - Audio version: .MP3/2750Kb

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