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General Farina Addresses Military Attachés at the Italian Embassy in Berlin

Brunssum, Netherlands - On 23 January 2017, General Salvatore FARINA, Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, addressed the Military Attachés of the NATO member nations at the Italian Embassy in Germany during their annual conference in Berlin.

Invited to present an operational perspective on NATO’s role in the new security environment, General Farina provided a broad picture of today’s challenges and shared his view on how to foster stability and security.  In a first part, he elaborated on the deterrence and defence posture and emphasized NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Eastern Europe as further milestone to be realized in 2017.  In the second half of his speech, General Farina addressed NATO’s projecting stability efforts outside NATO’s borders and its realization by a 360 degree operational capability.  Based on his headquarters’ responsibility for enabling NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, he specifically stressed the importance of a comprehensive joint combined multi-year approach.  The complex and fractured nature of terrorism requires multiple governmental departments to be included within a global network of security partners.

General Farina was very grateful to share his view with this audience representing all NATO members.

Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office

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