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Allied Chiefs of Defence discuss collective defence

On 19 May 2022, NATO Military Committee met in Chiefs of Defence format in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of this meeting was on collective defence.
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NATO Secretary General to Allied Defence Chiefs: ‘Reset’ our posture to reflect new reality in Europe

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Allied defence chiefs on Thursday (19 May 2022), at the start of the one-day Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session. He outlined the changed security environment due to Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war in Ukraine, describing it as “crucial and dangerous time for Euro-Atlantic security.” President Putin is failing in his strategic objectives, the Secretary General said, “Ukraine stands, NATO remains strong, and transatlantic unity is solid”.
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NATO, Allied and partner Military Representatives attend the 2022 Invictus Games

On Tuesday (19 April 2022), the Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Lance Landrum, and military representatives from several Allied and partner nations attended the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague, the Netherlands. Founded in 2014 by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, this annual multi-sport competition is open to servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries whilst serving their country.
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The NATO and EU Military Committee meet in joint format to discuss Western Balkans

On 28th March 2022, the NATO Military Committee hosted the European Union Military Committee for a joint meeting to discuss the current security situation in the Western Balkans, the current engagement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the EU’s ongoing Operation Althea.
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NATO military chiefs discuss Euro-Atlantic defence

On 13 January 2022, the NATO Chiefs of Defence started their second day of meetings with a dialogue with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who laid out his priorities and perspectives on the security situation.
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NATO Chiefs of Defence focus on the Alliance's military instrument of power

On 12 and 13 January, the 30 Allied Chiefs of Defence will meet virtually for the first of their scheduled meetings in this format in 2022. The first day of sessions focused on Military Strategic Thinking as well as military requirements and capabilities.
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NATO Military Committee Discusses NATO’s Deterrence and Defence at SHAPE

On the 8th November 2021, the NATO Military Committee headed down to the Supreme Allied Command Operations for a day of roundtable discussions on defence and deterrence.
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Thirty Allied Chiefs of Defence discuss the changing character of warfare

NATO's thirty Chiefs of Defence gathered in Athens, Greece for the fall session of the Military Committee Conference 2021. The agenda for the Conference was challenging but necessary so that the Military Committee, in its highest format, could provide guidance to the Strategic Commanders and advice to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council.
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NATO Chiefs of Defence elect Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak to be next Director General of the NATO’s International Military Staff

The Allied Chiefs of Defence have elected Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak of the Polish Armed Forces to be the next Director of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS). The DGIMS is nominated by the NATO Chiefs of Defence to head the Alliance's International Military Staff for a term of three years. Lieutenant General Adamczak will take up the position in the summer of 2022 when Lieutenant General Hans-W. Wiermann's tenure ends.
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Official country visit of the Chair of the NATO Military Committee to Greece

On 16-17 September 2021, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, was in Greece to meet with the Minister of Defence, Mr Nikos Panagiotopoulos, and the Chief of Defence, General Konstantinos Floros. He also travelled to Crete to visit the Souda Naval Base, the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), the Integrated Air & Missile Defence (IAMD) Centre of Excellence and the NATO Missile Firing Installation (NMFI).

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