The Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia (USA) helps NATO members -- and some partners -- to cooperate in developing, acquiring and maintaining military capabilities. The Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Jean-Paul Paloméros describes the Smart Defence Initiative, the Connected Forces Initiative, the Defence Planning Process, and the comprehensive Strategic Foresight Analysis. This exclusive video statement for atlantic-community.org is part of our Q&A series with senior NATO leaders. You can participate and submit your questions for the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 27 at noon CET.
In celebration of International Women's Day 2013, the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Mari Skaare, answers questions from atlantic-community.org members on NATO's implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the Alliance and its missions, specifically in Afghanistan. Ms. Skaare addresses the role of female soldiers, the presence of women in decision-making, and NATO's long-term commitment to gender issues in Afghanistan.