Given fiscal realities and multiple security challenges, including unrest in Northern Africa, terrorism, and an evolving security situation in and around the Mediterranean, Spain’s Ministry of Defense must chart a new course. It also must respond to the recently unveiled National Security Directive, which calls for Spain to maintain international influence, use deterrence to minimize risk, and transform its armed forces. With this background, Minister Morenés would like to discuss Spain’s role in transatlantic security, a strategy for Spain for the near- to medium-term, and how Spain should deal with threats and challenges emanating from Northern Africa. This meeting comes at a time when Spain needs to optimize the use of its scarce defense resources and prepare for the 2014 NATO Summit.
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