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NATO operations and

missions

Overview
AGENDA
 NATO in Afghanistan – Resolute Support

 NATO in Kosovo – KFOR

 NATO and Mediterranean Sea – Operation Sea Guardian

 Training mission in Iraq – NATO Mission Iraq

 Support to African Union

 Assistance for the refugee and migrant crisis

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NATO in Afghanistan – Resolute
Support
• Established on 01 Jan 2015, following ISAF

• Non-combat mission

• Provides training, advice and assistance to Afghan security forces and


institutions

• Most significant operational commitment of NATO

• Led by JFC Brunssum (BS)

• The legal basis: invitation from Afghan Gov., NATO SOFA and UNSCR
2189 from 12 Dec 2014

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Source: www.nato.int
NATO in Kosovo – KFOR

• Established on Jun 1999

• 3,500 allied and partner troops operate in Kosovo as part of Kosovo


Force (KFOR)

• Contributes to maintaining a safe a secure environment in Kosovo

• Led by JFC Neaples (NP)

• The legal basis: UNSCR 1244 from 10 Jun 1999

Source: www.nato.int

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NATO and Mediterranean Sea –
Operation Sea Guardian
• Launched on Nov 2016, replacing former Operation Active Endeavour

• Non-article 5 maritime security operation in Mediterranean

• Three main tasks:


• maritime situational awareness,
• counter terrorism at sea
• enhance capacity-building

• Led by MARCOM

Source: www.nato.int

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NATO Mission Iraq

• Launched in 2018, after Brussels Summit

• Several hundred NATO trainers involved (stopped atm)

• Non-combat training and capacity-building mission

• Focusing on:
• Counter IED
• Civil-military planning
• Armored vehicles maintenance
• Military medicine
• Strenghtening Iraqi military institutions
• Training Iraqi instructors

Source: www.nato.int

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Support to African Union

• Started on 2007

• Providing air and sealift support to African Union peacemakers

• Provides capacity-building support and training support to African


Standby Force (ASF) on request

Source: www.nato.int

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Assistance for the refugee and migrant crisis

• Started on Feb 2016, on the request of Germany, Greece and Turkey

• Contributing to international efforts to stem illegal trafficking and illegal


migration in the Aegean Sea

• Provides ISR capabilities in the Aegean Sea and Turkish-Syrian border

• Maritime forces deployed in the Aegean Sea

Source: www.nato.int

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