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NATO EUROPEAN MISSILE DEFENSE FROM DESIRE TO REALITY
NATO EUROPEAN MISSILE DEFENSE FROM DESIRE TO REALITY

Author(s): Florentin-Gabriel Giuvară
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Welfare systems
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: NATO missile defence; European phased adaptive approach; active layered theatre ballistic missile defence;
Summary/Abstract: The current global security environment is dangerous and unpredictable,bringing instability and security challenges, from the Middle East to North Africa and towardEastern Europe, as well as newer threats such as cyber-attacks and ballistic missiles. NATOhas begun to adapt its deterrence and defence posture to the security coordinates of the 21stcentury, and Missile Defence will play an important role in this process. At the 2010 NATOSummit in Lisbon, Heads of State and Government committed themselves to maintaining anappropriate mix of conventional, nuclear and missile defence assets in order to strengthendefence against the full range of risks and threats to the Alliance. The Allies’ objectiveremains, however, achievement of a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capability that canprovide full coverage and protection to NATO European populations, forces and territory, inaccordance with the principles of indivisibility of Allies’ security and NATO solidarity.