The maxim “in together, out together” still appends to NATO operations in Afghanistan, Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach has said at the conclusion of the alliance’s Military Committee meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“NATO allies and partners will continue to train the Afghan security forces,” Peach said. “We will help to make them stronger so they can fight international terrorism and create peace and stability in their country. All chiefs of staff, reaffirmed their support for the Resolute Support Mission.”
Officials said the chiefs also discussed the alliance’s new strategy and its warfighting concept. They agreed to develop the concept further to guide future military requirements.
“On the warfighting concept … and we will do further work on space, innovation and emerging and disruptive technology,” Peach said. “We are preparing for the future. We are preparing by making our forces fit for purpose.”
The chiefs also discussed ways to speed alliance decision-making at the strategic military level.