The Defence Planning Committee (Archived)

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The Defence Planning Committee was a former senior decision-making body on matters relating to the integrated military structure of the Alliance. It was dissolved following a major committee review in June 2010 and its responsibilities absorbed by the North Atlantic Council.


  • The Defence Planning Committee (DPC) was the ultimate authority on all questions related to NATO’s integrated military structure.
  • It provided guidance to NATO's military authorities and oversaw the force planning process.
  • It had the same level of authority as the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Nuclear Planning Group on matters within its competence and, when it was dissolved in 2010, its responsibilities were absorbed by the NAC.