1999 US Executive Branch Documents
- TRANSCRIPT: STATE ADVISER SESTANOVICH ON NATO PARTNERS 21 April 1999 -- NATO's cooperation with its 25 partner countries --
grouped in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) -- will rise
to a new level as a result of the April 23-25 NATO 50th Anniversary
Summit in Washington, according to State Department Special Adviser
- TEXT: AMBASSADOR VERSHBOW SPEECH ON NATO FUTURE AT EUROPEAN INSTITUTE USIA 16 March 1999 -- Alexander Vershbow, the U.S. Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council, said a few of the challenges can be described in general terms as regional instability, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism. But by their very nature, he added, "these new risks are harder to pin down and address than a conventional military threat to an Ally's territory."
- TEXT: GEHMAN ON NATO'S DEFENSE CAPABILITIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY USIA 17 March 1999 -- The Supreme Allied Commander for the Atlantic is in a unique position to evaluate new dangers that NATO faces, including "the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, increases in the lethality of terrorism," and "non-state sponsored adventurism."
- TRANSCRIPT: VERSHBOW ON NATO'S CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY USIA 17 March 1999 -- While NATO's continuing "essential" purpose is "to guarantee the freedom and security of its members...what is new as NATO enters the 21st century are the ways" in which it "carries out this function," says Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, U.S. Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council.
- TRANSCRIPT: GROSSMAN ON NATO'S ROLE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM USIA 17 March 1999 -- As NATO enters the new millennium, its core objective will continue to be "collective defense," says Ambassador Marc Grossman, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs. "The Alliance must also improve its flexibility and capacity to prevent, deter, and, if necessary, respond to a broad range of threats, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction."
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