Updated: 04-Sep-2002 August 2002

2 Aug. 2002
Change of command at Eastern Atlantic Headquarters

On 2 August 2002, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band (United Kingdom) took over command of NATO's Eastern Atlantic Headquarters in Northwood, United Kingdom. He replaced Admiral Sir Alan West, who held the post since 2000.

5 Aug. 2002
New NATO military representative in Albania

Brigadier General Franco Giannini of Italy replaced Brigadier General Umberto Caparro as NATO Senior Military Representative in Tirana on 5 August 2002.

7 Aug. 2002
Da ya think I'm Xperienced ?

International rock star Rod Stewart (left) gets the 'NATO Xperience' from NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson. A brand new NATO multimedia CD-Rom, the NATO Xperience is designed to explain what NATO is and what it does using eye-catching visuals, audio and video.

12 Aug. 2002
Suspected extremists detained in Kosovo

Six individuals suspected of involvement in armed ethnic extremist groups in Kosovo were detained by KFOR, the NATO-led peacekeeping force, in operations carried out on Monday, 12 August 2002.

16 Aug. 2002
Pursuing suspected war criminals in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The NATO-led Peace Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzgovina (SFOR) concluded today, 16 August, a large-scale operation to pursue information concerning the indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

16 Aug. 2002
NATO ready to assist countries hit by floods, says NATO Secretary General

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Lord Robertson, today expressed his sympathy for the citizens and governments of the countries hit by the catastrophic floods in recent days.

20 Aug. 2002
Summer school on NATO and EU enlargement

Students, young professionals and teachers from Eastern European and EU countries are participating in a summer school in Budapest, Hungary, 20-29 August.

20 Aug. 2002
First link created on the "Virtual Silk Highway"

On 20 August 2002, an historic first link was established on the "Virtual Silk Highway", a NATO project to provide fast and reliable Internet connection by satellite to the academic communities of the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus.

26 Aug. 2002
Weapons cache seized in Kosovo

A major weapons cache was discovered and secured on 26 August in Kosovo by NATO-led peacekeepers working together with Kosovo and United Nations police officers.

26 Aug. -
6 Sept. 2002
International rescue operations course

Within its programme of partnership activities with NATO, Sweden organised a course covering the fundamental aspects of international rescue operations for all types of disaster situations, from 26 August to 6 September.


30 Aug. 2002
Statement by Secretary General on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1)

The recent kidnapping of a group of citizens in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) is a deplorable act of violence that undermines the efforts of all those who are working for long-term stability in the country. Provocations must stop. I urge the perpetrators to release the victims immediately and unconditionally. I call on the population to remain calm and resist any calls for retaliation and appeal for restraint from the authorities.

31 Aug. 2002
Live-flying exercise in Norway

Exercise NATO Air Meet 2002 (NAM 02) is currently being conducted over Norway, involving air forces from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.