At the meeting, Secretary General Rasmussen declared that Article V is the main function of NATO, just as it has been over the past 60 years. “In the context of the new strategic concept it is clear that the protection of the territory of the Alliance will be the main task of NATO,” Secretary General Rasmussen stressed. “The visible presence of NATO across the entire territory of the Alliance is of utmost importance,” he added.
“It is very important that the visibility of air policing has increased and that the allies have reached an agreement to extend the mission until at least 2014,” Minister of Defence Aaviksoo said. (photo: Estonian Ministry of Defence), (via defpro.com)