19 February 2013
The Centre for Military Studies assists NATO in Long-Term Defence Planning
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia this week organizes a futures study workshop in Copenhagen. The workshop is organized in partnership with the Centre for Military Studies and held at the Royal Danish Sciences Academy on February 20-21. Senior researcher Henrik Breitenbauch is responsible for developing the workshop which includes participation from military and civilian long-term planners and policy developers as well as academics from 18 Allied nations and partners. Professor MSO Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen, Senior researcher Kristian Søby Kristensen and Researcher Lars Bangert Struwe also participates.
Through the workshop, ACT and participants contributes to two connected projects, ‘Strategic Foresight Analysis’ and ‘Future Framework for Alliance Operations’. These projects are both part of the headquarters’ contribution to the Alliance’s long-term defence planning. This long-term defence planning is an important element in shaping the Alliance’s shared perspective on which operations The Alliance’s armed forces will be challenged to perform in the future and therefore its requirements for future armed forces.
More information on the workshop and its context at NATO ACT’s homepage here: http://www.act.nato.int/