NATO needs reform: panel -

NATO needs reform: panel

Experts say it has to change to meet responsibilities in the 21st century


A panel of experts led by former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright have set out the future strategy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They say NATO must remain able to act beyond its borders, and must improve its ability to drum up public support by placing more emphasis on its achievements. The recommendations come while NATO is engaged in Afghanistan, its largest and deadliest mission, which is straining relationships between its members and calling into question the shape and scope of its future missions. Albright said those future missions will increasingly stem from threats—including terrorism, cyber crime and piracy—by “non-state actors.” The report also reconfirmed the organization’s commitment to the mission in Afghanistan, and recommended that its member states work to better their relationships with Russia.

BBC News

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