Readiness Action Plan

  • Last updated: 21 Sep. 2017 09:52

The Readiness Action Plan (RAP) ensures that the Alliance is ready to respond swiftly and firmly to new security challenges from the east and the south. Begun at the 2014 Wales Summit, this is the most significant reinforcement of NATO's collective defence since the end of the Cold War. At Warsaw in 2016, Allied leaders welcomed its implementation and introduced new work on NATO’s deterrence and defence posture.


  • Due to the changed security environment on NATO’s borders, the RAP includes ‘assurance measures’ for NATO member countries in Central and