Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2014

Taking Stock of NATO's Response Force

Jens Ringsmose

January 2010

NATO Defense College


This report takes stock of the political and military issues that have hitherto shaped the debate about the NATO Response Force. It assesses the force's operational and transformational accomplishments and provides an overview of the major policy-positions and fault lines characterising the current discussions.