New technologies and social media mean that all organisations must constantly communicate, or risk being drowned out by noise or counter-narratives. NATO needs to analyse the information environment on a continual basis as it is the environment of opinion building and decision making.
Exercise Trident Juncture 18 will test NATO’s ability to move forces and equipment into and across Europe at speed. Peter Williams of NATO’s International Staff explains why strengthening military mobility is so important today.
NATO Headquarters, Wednesday 24 October 2018 – 9:00 (local time)
The Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will hold a press conference to brief the media ahead of the upcoming NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018. The exercise will unfold from 25 October to 7 November in central and eastern Norway; the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden. More information is available at https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_158620.htm.
Trident Juncture 18 is a collective defence (Article 5) exercise, which portrays a threat from a fictional near-peer adversary on the north-eastern flank of the Alliance. It will exercise NATO’s ability to defend and reinforce Allies, including from across the Atlantic. Military historian Erlingur Erlingsson looks at the wider context.
It is happening in the air, on land, at sea and in cyberspace. NATO Allies are testing their ability to defend our populations and territories, deter potential adversaries and work together with partners in NATO’s biggest exercise in recent years.
Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 brings together around 50,000 personnel, 10,000 vehicles, 65 ships and 250 aircraft from 31 NATO Allies and partner nations. Held in northern Norway, the NATO exercise starts on 25 October and continues through 7 November.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the 29 ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council are in Trondheim, Norway today (30 October 2018) to visit Exercise Trident Juncture – NATO’s largest exercise since the end of the Cold War. The drills bring together over 50,000 personnel from all 29 Allies, as well as partners Finland and Sweden.
Observers from member nations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are witnessing NATO’s largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War, Trident Juncture 2018, which is currently taking place in Norway.
Welcome to Norway. More than 50,000 personnel from 31 NATO and partner nations are gathering in Norway for exercise Trident Juncture 18. Their hosts in the Royal Norwegian Army have some practical advice to share.