NATO Council envoys have begun to discuss a new strategic concept for the military alliance, NATO spokesman James Appathurai said on Tuesday.
The so-called group of wise men, headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, released on May 17 a 46-page report with their recommendations for NATO's strategic goals for the next decade. The 2010 Strategic Concept will replace the 1999 concept.
The report, titled "NATO 2020: Assured Security: Dynamic Engagement", recommends that NATO engage dynamically with countries and organizations that are outside the Euro-Atlantic region.
There is also a proposal to incorporate NATO forces into the larger UN military structure, allowing NATO to conduct operations all over the world, possibly in partnership with other countries (Russia, China).
The new concept is expected to be approved at the alliance's summit in Lisbon in November.
BRUSSELS, September 28 (RIA Novosti)