29 Jan. 2009

NATO initiates security investigation

A decision by NATO Defense Ministers on Alliance Counter-Narcotics strategy was taken in Budapest in October 2008, according to which ISAF can act, in concert with the Afghans, against facilities and facilitators supporting the insurgency, in the context of counternarcotics.  SACEUR has been tasked to implement this decision.  Accordingly,  SACEUR issued general guidance as a follow-up to the Budapest Ministerial decision. He has not, and never has, issued illegal orders.

The NATO Secretary General and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe find the recent events associated with the leaking of NATO classified documents unacceptable.  Our nations’ security and the safety of our servicemen and women depend on adherence to NATO security regulations and the protection of classified material. The NATO Secretary General has initiated a security investigation into this matter.

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