March 03, 2010

From NATO:  NATO will conduct its regular Crisis Management Exercise (CMX) between 4-10 March 2010. Exercise conduct was delayed from earlier in 2009 due to the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit. The exercise is designed to practice Alliance crisis management procedures at the strategic political level and will involve civilian and military staffs in national capitals, at NATO Headquarters, and in both Strategic Commands. Unlike a live exercise, however, no forces are actually deployed for the purpose of these exercises.

The scenario for the exercise is fictitious. The portrayed crisis will focus on a security situation beyond the Euro-Atlantic area that is progressively deteriorating featuring an ongoing NATO-led multi-national crisis response operation, a humanitarian crisis and terrorism.  (photo: NATO)

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