Senior Advisory Group (SAG) Meeting

Briefing Materials

Brussels and Mons, Belgium

March 10–11, 2010

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This read-ahead material is designed to provide background information for Senior Advisory Group (SAG) participants prior to the third NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) meeting on March 10-11, 2010 in Brussels and Mons, Belgium. All the information contained in these briefing materials is UNCLASSIFIED.

  1. UK Ministry of Defence. Adaptability and Partnership: Issues for the Strategic Defence Review, February 2010. Available online here.
  2. U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review Report, February 2010. Available for download here.
  3. Jens Ringsmose. “Taking Stock of NATO’s Response Force,” Research Paper No. 54, NATO Defense College, Rome, January 2010. Available for download here.
  4. Keir Giles. “The Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation 2010,” Research Review, NATO Defense College, Rome, February 2010. Available for download here.
  5. Admiral Eric T. Olson. “A Balanced Approach to Irregular Warfare,” The Journal of International Security Affairs 16 (Spring 2009). Available online here.
  6. David M. Abshire et. al. Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan and Pakistan: An Assessment of Alliance Capabilities, The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, 2010. Available online here.
  7. Nina Graeger and Kristin M. Haugevik. The revival of Atlanticism in NATO? Changing security identities in Britain, Norway and Denmark, NUPI 2009 Available for download here.
  8. “The military aspects of the new Strategic Concept,” Speech by the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Giampaolo di Paola at the NATO Defense College. Available online here.
  9. Interim Discussion Paper: NATO’s NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT, Italian Atlantic Committee Strategic Concept Working Group, November 2009. Available online here.
  10. Robert G. Spulak, Jr. “A Theory of Special Operations: The Origin, Qualities, and Use of SOF,” Military Technology (Special Issue 2009), 23-28. Available for download here.
  11. Tim Mcowan. “Australian Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan,” Military Technology (Special Issue 2009), 23-28. Available for download here.
  12. J. Paul de. B. Taillon. “Coalition Special Operation Forces,” Military Technology (Special Issue 2009), 23-28. Available for download here.