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|Updated: 17-Jul-2003||July 2003|
Response force buildup on target
The force generation conference is the first step in all NATO operations. It matches the force requirements with what is offered by the nations, to see if all the requirements are met.
The NATO Response Force concept was endorsed at the Prague Summit, held in November 2002, and approved by NATO Ministers of Defence on 12 June.
The purpose of the force is to provide NATO with a robust and credible high readiness capability, which is fully trained and certified as a joint and combined arms force able to deploy quickly to participate in the full spectrum of NATO missions wherever required, expeditionary in character and design.
At this stage, the forces for the first two rotations of the Response
Force were discussed, covering the period from 15 October 2003 until
30 June 2004.