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NATO TRANSFORMED: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ROME SUMMIT
Manfred Wörner,NATO Secretary General and
Chairman of the North Atlantic Council

The meeting of Alliance Heads of State and Government in Rome on 7 and 8 November 1991 marks a watershed not only in the history of NATO but also of Europe. The Rome Summit was the latest in a series of high level meetings that over the past two years have guided the Alliance's transformation and redefined its role and missions in the new Europe.


 

No 6

1991



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THE MAKING OF NATO'S NEW STRATEGY

Michael Legge, NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Defence Planning and Policy and Chairman of the Strategy Review Group

When NATO's Heads of State and Government met in London in July 1990, they agreed that the Alliance would have to adapt to reflect the revolutionary changes that had taken place in Europe. As a result, over the last year, many aspects of Alliance policy have been the subject of a radical transformation, one of the most important elements of which has been a fundamental review of Alliance strategy, both political and military.


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FROM IMMEDIATE DEFENCE
TOWARDS LONG-TERM STABILITY

General John R. Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

We are in a time that will be seen historically as a period of fundamental transformation and that could last for many years. In the first four decades of the Alliance, its military strategy was based on a clearly identifiable threat but the significant political events of the last two years are leading to an overall changed security environment as well as to a better balance of conventional forces in Europe.


   
   

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