NATO Defence Planning Capability Review (DPCR) 2013/2014
NATO, February 2014 (This interim report has not been made public) INFO: This report was presented to the Allied Defence Ministers at their first working session on 26 February 2014, during the NATO Ministerial.
"1. This Comprehensive Political Guidance provides a framework and political direction for NATOs continuing transformation, setting out, for the next 10 to 15 years, the priorities for all Alliance capability issues, planning disciplines and intelligence. This guidance, to be reviewed periodically, also aims to increase their coherence through an effective management mechanism."
the Comprehensive Political Guidance was endorsed by NATO Heads of State and Government at the November 2006 Riga Summit. As well, the NATO Response Force was declared to be at full operational capability with up to 25 000 troops at the Summit.
"At Washington, NATO Heads of State and Government launched a Defence Capabilities Initiative. The objective of this initiative is to improve defence capabilities to ensure the effectiveness of future multinational operations across the full spectrum of Alliance missions in the present and foreseeable security environment with a special focus on improving interoperability among Alliance forces, and where applicable also between Alliance and Partner forces."