NATO Secretary General visits NORAD and NORTHCOM in Colorado
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit to the United States on Friday (6 April 2018) with a visit to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) in Colorado. Accompanied by Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, the Secretary General thanked Gen. Lori Robinson and Gen. Pierre St-Amand for their command’s unique work in ensuring the security of NATO’s two North American Allies.
At NORAD, Canada and the United States work side-by-side to monitor and defend North American airspace against threats – whether posed by aircraft, missiles or even from space. NORTHCOM is responsible for protecting the United States and its waters, but is also responsible for military cooperation with neighbouring Ally Canada.
Noting that his visit came just days before NORAD’s 60th anniversary, Mr. Stoltenberg stressed the importance of transatlantic cooperation in confronting evolving security challenges. He further noted that the early warning capability of the command is vital for transatlantic defence and thus the whole NATO Alliance.