NATO Military Committee discusses NATO’s Deterrence and Defence at SHAPE

After a short welcome by General Tod Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), the NATO Military Representatives were ushered into their first session of the day dedicated to the Concept for the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA). Alongside NATO’s Warfighting Capstone Concept, the DDA is a pillar of the NATO 2030 initiative launched at the Brussels Summit last year.


[T]he Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Tim Radford discussed the New Force Model that SHAPE is developing with Nations. “Today NATO is facing complex challenges – assertive authoritarian regimes, terrorism, cyber and missile threats, climate change and disruptive technologies. In response, we are undertaking our biggest adaptation since the Cold War: investing in modern capabilities, adopting new command structures, and raising the readiness and peacetime vigilance activities of our forces,” General Radford said.