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Table of Contents

Editorial note
Foreword by the Secretary General
How to use this Handbook
Preface

Part I Part II
  1. What is NATO ?
  2. The Transformation of the Alliance
  3. The Opening Up of the Alliance
  4. The European Security and Defence Identity
  5. The Alliance's Operational Role in Peacekeeping
  6. The Alliance's Role in Arms Control
  1. Policy and Decision-Making
  2. Programmes and Activities
  3. Common-funded Resources: NATO Budgets and Financial Management
  4. Civilian Organisation and Structures
  5. Military Organisation and Structures
  6. The Military Command Structure
  7. Key to the Principal NATO Committees and to the Institutions of Cooperation, Partnership and Dialogue
  8. Key to Organisations and Agencies and Other Subordinate Bodies
  9. The Wider Institutional Framework for Security
  10. Parliamentary and Non-governmental Organisations
Appendices & Illustrations
  1. Abbreviations in Common Use
  2. Sources of Further Information

Illustrations

 
Part I

Chapter 1: What is NATO ?

The Origins of the Alliance
Fundamental Security Tasks

Chapter 2: The Transformation of the Alliance

Europe's New Security Environment

New Institutions

The Strategic Concept of the Alliance
The Role of Allied Military Forces and the Transformation of the Alliance's Defence Posture
NATO's Defence Capabilities Initiative
NATO's Nuclear Forces in the New Security Environment

Chapter 3: The Opening Up of the Alliance

The Process of NATO Enlargement

Partnership for Peace

Cooperation between NATO and Russia

NATO's Partnership with Ukraine

The Alliance's Mediterranean Dialogue

NATO's South East Europe Initiative

Chapter 4: The European Security and Defence Identity (ESDI)

Chapter 5: The Alliance's Operational Role in Peacekeeping

The Process of Bringing Peace to the Former Yugoslavia

The Furtherance of the Peace Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina

NATO's Role in Relation to the Conflict in Kosovo

Chapter 6: The Alliance's Role in Arms Control

 
Part II

Chapter 7: Policy and Decision-Making

Chapter 8: Programmes and Activities

Consumer Logistics

Key Logistic Functions

Consumer Logistics and Peace Support Operations

Production and Logistics Organisations

Armaments Cooperation, Planning and Standardisation

Communications and Information Systems

Civil/Military Coordination of Air Traffic Management

Air Defence

Civil Emergency Planning

Scientific Cooperation

Environment and Society

Chapter 9: Common-funded Resources: NATO Budgets and Financial Management

The Principles of Common Funding

Cost Sharing

The Civil Budget

The Military Budget

The NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP)

Resource Management

Financial Management

Financial Control

Chapter 10: Civilian Organisation and Structures

NATO Headquarters
Permanent Representatives and National Delegations
The Secretary General
The International Staff
The Private Office
The Office of the Secretary General
The Executive Secretariat
The Office of Information and Press
The NATO Office of Security
The Division of Political Affairs
The Division of Defence Planning and Operations
The Division of Defence Support
NATO Headquarters, Consultation, Command and Control Staff (NHQC3S)
The Division of Security Investment, Logistics and Civil Emergency Planning
The Division of Scientific and Environmental Affairs
Office of Management
Office of the Financial Controller
Office of the Chairman of the Senior Resource Board
Office of the Chairman of the Budget Committees
International Board of Auditors
NATO Production and Logistics Organisations

Chapter 11: Military Organisation and Structures

The Military Committee

Strategic Commanders
International Military Staff
Partner Country Representation

Chapter 12: The Military Command Structure

The Role of Integrated Military Forces
Evolution of the New Military Structure
Implications of the Development of the European Security and Defence Identity
The Combined Joint Task Force Concept (CJTF)
Internal Adaptation of Alliance Forces
New Command and Control Concepts
The Military Structure

NATO Enlargement and the Accession of New NATO Members
Partnership for Peace Activities and Initiatives
The Partnership for Peace Coordination Cell (PCC)
Wider Consultation and Cooperation

Chapter 13: Key to the Principal NATO Committees and to the Institutions of Cooperation, Partnership and Dialogue

Key to the Principal NATO Committees

  1. North Atlantic Council (NAC)
  2. Defence Planning Committee (DPC)
  3. Nuclear Planning Group (NPG)
  4. Military Committee (MC)
  5. Executive Working Group (EWG)
  6. High Level Task Force on Conventional Arms Control (HLTF)
  7. Joint Committee on Proliferation ( JCP)
  8. Political-Military Steering Committee on Partnership for Peace (PMSC/PfP)
  9. NATO Air Defence Committee (NADC)
  10. NATO Consultation Command and Control Board (NC3B)
  11. NATO Air Command and Control System (ACCS) Management Organisation (NACMO) Board of Directors
  12. Political Committee at Senior Level (SPC)
  13. Atlantic Policy Advisory Group (APAG)
  14. Political Committee (PC)
  15. Mediterranean Cooperation Group (MCG)
  16. Senior Politico-Military Group on Proliferation (SGP)
  17. Verification Coordinating Committee (VCC)
  18. Policy Coordination Group (PCG)
  19. Defence Review Committee (DRC)
  20. Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD)
  21. NATO Committee for Standardisation (NCS)
  22. Infrastructure Committee
  23. Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee (SCEPC)
  24. Senior NATO Logisticians' Conference (SNLC)
  25. Science Committee (SCOM)
  26. Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)
  27. Civil and Military Budget Committees (CBC/MBC)
  28. Senior Resource Board (SRB)
  29. Senior Defence Group on Proliferation (DGP)
  30. High Level Group (NPG/HLG)
  31. Economic Committee (EC)
  32. Committee on Information and Cultural Relations (CICR)
  33. Council Operations and Exercises Committee (COEC)
  34. NATO Air Traffic Management Committee (NATMC)
  35. Central Europe Pipeline Management Organisation Board of Directors (CEPMO/BOD)
  36. NATO Pipeline Committee (NPC)
  37. NATO Security Committee (NSC)
  38. Special Committee
  39. Archives Committee

Key to the Institutions of Cooperation, Partnership and Dialogue

Chapter 14: Key to Organisations and Agencies and Other Subordinate Bodies

Introduction

Consumer Logistics

Production Logistics and Equipment

Standardisation

Civil Emergency Planning

Air Traffic Management and Air Defence

Airborne Early Warning

Communication and Information Systems

Electronic Warfare

Meteorology

Military Oceanography

Research and Technology

Education and Training

Chapter 15: The Wider Institutional Framework for Security

The United Nations (UN)
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

The European Union (EU)

The Western European Union (WEU)

The Council of Europe

Chapter 16: Parliamentary and Non-governmental Organisations

Appendix 1. Abbreviations in Common Use

Appendix 2. Sources of Further Information

Illustrations

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