The new joint forces command for the Atlantic was created specifically to protect sea lines of communication between North America and Europe.
Defence Ministers of countries-members of NATO approved the decision to create two new command structures. This was told by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, reports True European Wednesday, February 14.
"We decided on the modernization of the NATO command structure. The security environment in Europe has changed, and NATO responds," – said Stoltenberg.
In particular, NATO will create a new joint forces command to the Atlantic to protect the sea lines of communication between North America and Europe. We will also create a new command to support the logistics and military mobility.
Stoltenberg said that the decision regarding the location of new structures and the number of personnel will be made in June.
"The Ministers discussed the launch of two new command structures of the Alliance. The decision about their location and the level of staff will be taken at the next Ministerial meeting in June," he said.
The Ministers also endorsed the decision to establish Centers of cybersecurity in the Central United military forces of NATO in Europe (SHAPE) located in Mons, Belgium.
Earlier it was reported that NATO can create two new command center one of them will be in Germany, another in the United States. In particular, the German centre will be responsible in the field of logistics troops, military vehicles and equipment.
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