Under the theme "Strengthening Deterrence and Defence in Unpredictable Times," distinguished NATO military leaders gathered to discuss the Alliance’s evolving security challenges, and ways to maintain and improve collaboration amongst member nations.
Chaired by General Darryl A. Williams, Commander, NATO Allied Land Command, the two-day event served as a platform for extensive discussions about collective defence, adaptation, sharing of best practices, and the exploration of innovative solutions to address the evolving security landscape. Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Christopher G. Cavoli, also offered his insight and guidance to the assembled senior leaders via video teleconference.
Conversations covered a wide range of topics, including readiness and responsiveness, strategic communication, emerging technologies, and multinational training exercises. The attendees engaged in frank and constructive discussions, leveraging their collective expertise and experiences to refine NATO's deterrence and defence posture.
One of the key takeaways from the conference was the emphasis on the role of land forces in deterrence and defence. With the evolving security landscape and emerging threats, land forces play a critical role in providing the necessary responsiveness, agility, and adaptability to counter potential adversaries effectively. The conference discussions centred on optimizing the capabilities of land forces, enhancing their readiness, and promoting interoperability to ensure a seamless joint response in case of crisis or conflict.
"The war in Ukraine is a constant reminder that we live in unstable and unpredictable times,” commented Lt Gen Lanchares. “This conference is a crucial opportunity to meet and discuss NATO's approach to deterrence and defence. By working together, we help guarantee the security and safety of the more than one billion citizens of our Alliance."