|Updated: 17-Feb-2003||Video Interviews|
6 Dec. 2002
At the Prague Summit, 21-22 November 2002, NATO Heads of State and Government launched a new defence initiative called the Prague Capabilities Commitment.
It is designed to ensure that the Alliance has the operational capabilities it needs to deal with the new security threats of the 21st century. Individual NATO countries have made firm and specific political commitments to acquire the capabilities that will give the Alliance the ability to take on the full spectrum of modern military missions.
Dr. Edgar Buckley, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Planning and Operations, explains in this video interview the importance of the initiative, how it differs from previous programmes, the gaps it seeks to address and how it will be implemented.