Accession Number : ADA613474


Title :   Kosovo Armed Forces Development; Achieving NATO Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operations Interoperability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Shala, Berat


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613474.pdf


Report Date : 12 Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : Kosovo Security Force will evolve into Kosovo Armed Forces starting in 2014. This new institution will be developed to take new security responsibilities of Kosovo defense, support to civil authorities, and participation in international operations. One of objective of Kosovo Armed Forces is to be fully interoperable with NATO members, in order to participate effectively in NATO-led operations. A ten year development plan (2014-2024), explains that KAF will be developed in accordance with NATO standards. NATO requires that participating nations meet specific criteria's doctrine, training, and materiel in order to be interoperable and effective in NATO-led Crisis Response Operations. Therefore, this study focuses in examining current Kosovo Armed Forces development program in order to determine whether it meets the NATO doctrine, training, and material requirements. In addition it examines if the current development program creates an interoperable force that can effectively contribute to NATO non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operations.


Descriptors :   *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , INTEROPERABILITY , KOSOVO , MATERIEL , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY TRAINING , NATO , PEACEKEEPING , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE