Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism Planning for Somalia and the Horn of Africa: Implications for NATO and NSHQ Planning
January 10, 2012
The Hague, the Netherlands
- Dr. Jacquelyn K. Davis, Executive Vice President, IFPA
- Dr. Rob de Wijk, Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
- Opening Remarks
- Lt. Gen. Frank J. Kisner, USAF, Commander, NATO SOF Headquarters (NSHQ) RADM Pieter Bindt, Director, Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD), the Netherlands
- Session 1: The State of Play and Political Considerations Shaping Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism Planning at NATO and in Member States
- The Situation in the Horn of Africa and Somalia: Al-Shabaab (Imaarah Islamiyah) and Ethnic/Clan Disputes
- Intelligence Priorities and Sharing with Respect to Somalia and the Horn of Africa
- Implications of the Arab Spring and Its Consequences for SOF/Intelligence Activities
- National Political Issues and Constraints on Expanding Existing Operations
- Session 2: Operational Considerations and Rules of Engagement
- The NATO Debate on Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism in the Horn of Africa and Somalia: Which Members Support the Notion of Augmented Action, and under What Framework?
- Expanding or Combining Ocean Shield and Atalanta to Maximize their Effects on Land: Possibilities for Coalition Operations and the Mandate Issue
- Identifying Political and Strategic Objectives on Land and Intelligence-Gathering Requirements
- Possible Constraints on SOF Employments and Caveats that Could Impact Planning
- Session 3: Broader NATO and Regional Planning Considerations
- NATO’s Partnership Activities and Their Impact: How Can They Best Be Leveraged for Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism Missions?
- Australia, China, India, and Russia
- Engaging the African Union (AU) and/or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
- Session 4: Where Do We Go From Here?
- Recommendations for the Way Ahead
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