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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 only months after the Alliance came into being. It is the primary source of military advice to the North Atlantic Council and the Nuclear Planning Group, and gives direction to the two Strategic Commanders.

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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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Gender and Resilience Wargame hosted at NATO HQ

Gender and Resilience Wargame hosted at NATO HQ

28 Mar. 2024

On 28 Mar 2024, a project team from the NATO-Wide Executive Development Programme (NEDP), sponsored by the IMS Office of the Gender Advisor, conducted a wargame on the link between the Gender Perspective and resilience. The wargame challenged participants to apply a whole-of-society approach to resilience in order to gain a greater understanding of the intricacies of conflict dynamics and enhance perseverance in abstract terms. Participants included experts across the Alliance from NATO HQ, ACO and ACT in resilience, gender and other areas of the Alliance to allow for a well-rounded approach.

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Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Latvia on the 20th anniversary of its NATO membership

Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Latvia on the 20th anniversary of its NATO membership

28 Mar. 2024

On 27-29 March 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Latvia upon the invitation of the Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš. While in Riga, Admiral Bauer met with the President, Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, in order to discuss collective deterrence and defence and the implementation of the decisions taken at the Vilnius summit last year. Admiral Bauer also participated in public events to celebrate Latvia’s NATO 20 year-membership.

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Delegation from Algerian Military visits NATO to brief the Military Committee on Algeria’s vision for security and stability in the region

Delegation from Algerian Military visits NATO to brief the Military Committee on Algeria’s vision for security and stability in the region

28 Mar. 2024

On 28 March 2024 a delegation from the General Staff of the Algerian National People’s Army visited NATO HQ to brief the NATO Military Committee on "Algeria’s vision and contribution to the stability of the region." The delegation was led by Major General Belkacem Hasnat, Head of Operations Department and Chairman of the Standing Committee for the Military Cooperation with NATO. General Hasnat was joined by four other delegates, including Algeria’s Military Representative to NATO, Colonel Azzedine Henane.

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