NATO’s Strategic Concept: An Important Step Towards Military and Political Qualification of Alliance


The main Alliance mission is to "safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries" and to "deter and defend against any threat of aggression against any of them". Those general tasks are tailored today to changed international security surroundings. In May this year, a report by the experts group was released, forming the basis for further negotiations over the new strategical concept of NATO. The experts produced a document of first-rate quality identifying main tasks NATO is facing today. At the same time this document redefines prospective directions the Alliance should follow in the years to come. Without a broad popular support NATO's engagements namely off European territory couldn't be vindicated and justified. The same is true as far allocation of sources for NATO missions and developing military capabilities are concerned. So, the communication with public thus becomes a further dimension of this highest strategic document.

Major Karel Zetocha, PhD., born in 1977, graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno in political science, international relations and European studies. He worked as assistant professor at the Institute for Strategic Studies Defense University in Brno (2007). From 2011 was assigned to the 74th Light Motorized Battalion. Currently he works at the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic. He professionally focuses on the issues of functioning of security forces in democracy, defense policy and military science. He is the author of the monograph Intelligence Services in the New Democracy: the Czech Republic, editor of the Military Strategy textbook and the author of many articles.

Country: Czech Republic



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