Updated: 15-Sep-2001 Week of 10-16 September 2001

11 Sept

Military Committee puts an end to tour

As soon as the violent terrorist attacks were perpetrated against the United States, 11 September, the Military Committee - NATO's highest military authority - put an end to a three-day tour to Italy and Hungary, planned from 10 to 12 September.

The Military Representatives from NATO's 19 member countries, chaired by Admiral Guido Venturoni, were supposed to exchange information and views on the Balkans, the European Security and Defence Identity and NATO's new Force Structure. They immediately decided to return to Brussels as soon as the tragic events had occurred. The two Strategic Commanders, SACEUR General Joseph W. Ralston, and SACLANT General William F. Kernan were also present.

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