News | Dec. 14, 2015

Strategic Planning Partnerships: A new program builds intellectual interoperability among NATO members

By Dr. Judith Reid Per Concordiam

The Defense Institution Building Program at U.S. European Command works with partner nations to help them move toward intellectual interoperability with NATO. As the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan wanes and most armed forces are shrinking toward peacetime forces and budgets, NATO and partner nations need to maintain meaningful peacetime connections and continue training and exercising with each other to prepare for the next conflict.