and Allied Command Transformation
focus is crucial to U.S. Joint Forces Command’s
(USJFCOM) mission, and the command works in several ways
to better align its efforts in transforming the U.S. military's
capabilities with those of the nation's allies and other
established ACT, one of NATO's two strategic commands,
on June 19, 2003 as a result of the 2002 NATO Prague Summit.
While NATO's core mission of defending the nations of the
Alliance remains after the Cold War, new threats - a dangerous
nexus of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and rogue
dictatorial regimes - are growing.
Alliance's member nations recognized those threats at the
2002 Prague Summit
and agreed that NATO needed to transform to meet the new
challenges of the 21st century.
The Alliance resolved to reduce and restructure its military
command structure, rebalance its relationships at the strategic
level. It decided to adopt a global role with expeditionary
capabilities such as the NATO Response Force - a force able
to operate as and where required across the entire spectrum
of military operations in joint and combined contexts.
NATO has had a long-standing relationship with USJFCOM.
A fully functional USJFCOM - ACT relationship provides the
cornerstone of vital engagement with the United States, other
Alliance members and Partnership for Peace nations for NATO's
transformation, as well as multi-national interoperability
in the future.