During the NATO Wales Summit, the Allies have bolstered its rapid response capability by launching its Readiness Action Plan (RAP) and a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). The VJTF includes a land brigade of about 5,000 troops as well as air, sea and Special Forces units, with the "Spearhead" of the brigade able to rapidly deploy in 48-72 hours, wherever needed. What are the political, economic and logistical implications of introducing the NATO VJTF? How else should NATO adapt to the new security environment?
Each Action Points workshop gathers YPFP members for an interactive session where they will hear introductory remarks by a NATO official before being divided into groups and asked to examine one particular aspect of the topic at hand. Their conclusions will then be fed back to the speaker for comments and further dialogue. Outcomes of each workshop will form the basis for discussion at the upcoming YPFP Model North Atlantic Council.
This workshop is the first in our new series "Action Points" workshop series. As an exception, this event is open to YPFP members and non-members alike who are interested in receiving a firsthand preview of upcoming workshops scheduled for the autumn.
- Rick Perks, Defence Policy and Capabilities Directorate, Defence Policy & Planning Division, NATO
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