Updated: 01-Feb-2002 Week of 28 January - 3 February 2002

31 Jan. 2001

Crisis management exercise at NATO HQ

On 31 January, NATO is starting its annual crisis management exercise at its political headquarters in Brussels. The aim of the exercise is to practice existing procedures and test new crisis response systems that are currently being developed. The hypothetical scenario combines both an Article 5 (collective defence) and a humanitarian crisis situation.

Participants will include staff from the capitals of NATO member countries, from NATO HQ, from the two strategic commands (SHAPE and SACLANT) and subordinate commands and from the Civil Emergency Crisis Cell. Partner countries are not involved in this simulation exercise, which is due to end on 6 February at the latest, depending on developments in the scenario.

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