NATO Chiefs of Defence meet virtually to address current security challenges facing Alliance


On 6 December 2021, the 30 Allied Chiefs of Defence came together in a virtual meeting of the Military Committee to discuss the security challenges facing the Alliance, in all operational domains and in all geographical areas.

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Supreme Allied Commander Europe briefed the Military Committee, as did the Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security. The Chiefs of Defence exchanged information to obtain a collective understanding in order to bolster the deterrence and defence posture of the Alliance. The goal of the meeting was to promote transparency amongst Allies and to align ongoing national and Allied activities.

The Military Committee, chaired by Admiral Rob Bauer, is responsible for advising NATO’s political authorities on measures considered necessary for the common deterrence and defence of NATO territory, and for the implementation of decisions regarding NATO’s operations and missions.

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