NATOSourceOct 30, 2013
SACEUR: European Allies Vital to Global Security
By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
It makes fiscal and strategic sense for the United States to continue to base troops in Europe, the officer who serves as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command said today.
NATOSourceOct 28, 2013
NATO Reduces Scope of Its Afghanistan Plans
By Thom Shanker, New York Times
After months of tense negotiations over the size and role of a postwar presence in Afghanistan, senior North Atlantic Treaty Organization officials say they are planning a more minimalist mission
NATOSourceOct 17, 2013
Has NATO’s ISAF Mission in Afghanistan Failed?
By Deutsche Welle
Some argue that accomplishments such as the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the denial of Afghanistan as a safe haven for his terrorist network by toppling the Taliban regime are enough to regard the mission as a success.
Event RecapApr 17, 2013
General Gurganus: There’s Still More to Do in Afghanistan
With ISAF’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 fast approaching, it is useful to look back and see what failures and successes there have been. Have certain challenges been overcome? How do the Afghans see ISAF’s mission? On April 17, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted Major General Charles Gurganus, commanding general, […]
New AtlanticistSep 4, 2012
The Rise of Afghan Fratricide
By Joshua Foust
The number of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) soldiers killed by their Afghan counterparts has risen precipitously this year. So-called “green on blue” attacks have killed 42 soldiers, more than the 35 killed last year and twice as many as were killed in 2010. Officials are scrambling to figure out why.
Commanders SeriesApr 23, 2012
Fighting and Rebuilding in Helmand and Nimruz Provinces Revisited: A Commander’s View
By Jason Harmala
The commander of International Security Assistance Force, Regional Command Southwest (RC-SW), Major General John A. Toolan Jr., joined the Atlantic Council on April 23 for a conversation moderated by Barry Pavel, director of the Council’s Program on International Security.
Issue BriefJul 11, 2011
U.S. European Command and NATO’S Strategic Concept: Post-Afghanistan and Beyond
By Harlan Ullman
In “U.S. European Command and NATO’s Strategic Concept: Post-Afghanistan and Beyond,” Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group member Harlan Ullman argues that after the NATO drawdown from Afghanistan, EUCOM will become even more important as a means of sustaining and building NATO’s capabilities and capacities in an era of limited defense resources. Download the PDF
Event RecapMar 4, 2010
Face of the New NATO: Lillelund Bech at Atlantic Council NATO Forum
The Atlantic Council hosted Danish Minister of Defense Gitte Lillelund Bech for a NATO Forum strategy session on her first visit to the United States as Minister and only days after she took office. Atlantic Council Board Director and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe General Joseph Ralston, now Vice Chairman at The Cohen Group, hosted […]