Operations Archive

Operation Ocean Shield

Operation Ocean Shield

Jan 26, 2017
NATO’s continued contribution to international efforts to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa, commenced 17 August 2009 after the North Atlantic Council (NAC) approved Operation Ocean Shield.  NATO formally ended the operation in the waters off the coast of Somalia on Thursday (15 December 2016), bringing the curtain down on one of NATO’s most successful ever operations.

Counter Terrorism in the Mediterranean

Counter Terrorism in the Mediterranean

Jul 11, 2016
On 12 September 2001 NATO implemented Article 5 of the Washington Treaty following the 11 September attacks against the United States. Operation Active Endeavour (OAE) is part of NATO’s multi-faceted response to the terrorist threat. Its mission is to conduct maritime operations in the assigned area of operations to demonstrate NATO's resolve to help deter, defend, disrupt and protect against terrorism.
 

NATO HQ Tirana (NHQT)

NATO HQ Tirana (NHQT)

Sep 30, 2014
The NATO Headquarters Tirana's role was to facilitate co-ordination between the Government of Albania, Organisations of the International Community and NATO. With Albania now a full NATO member the mission was deactivated in June 2010.

Earthquake relief in Pakistan

Earthquake relief in Pakistan

Sep 30, 2014
The Pakistani Government asked NATO for assistance not just for those injured during the earthquake, but also to prevent a second wave of fatalities due to the lack of food, proper medical care and shelter. NATO’s Disaster Relief Operation was a direct and tailored response to the request of the Pakistani Government and was focused on providing assistance as quickly as possible.

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Sep 30, 2014
NATO nations approved a naval and air operation to bring relief supplies from Europe to the United States, to assist the US in recovering from Hurricane Katrina. NATO helped to coordinate offers of assistance to meet the requirements set out by the US Government.

Bosnia

Bosnia

Sep 30, 2014

NATO conducted its first-ever crisis response operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR) was deployed in December 1995 to implement the military aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement and was replaced a year later by the NATO-led Stabilisation Force (SFOR). SFOR helped to maintain a secure environment and facilitate the country's reconstruction in the wake of the 1992-1995 war.


Darfur

Darfur

Sep 30, 2014
Following a request by the African Union (AU), NATO has helped the AU expand its peacekeeping mission in Darfur by providing airlift for additional AU peacekeepers into the region and by training AU forces.

Operation Allied Provider

Operation Allied Provider

Sep 30, 2014
The operation was conducted between October and December 2008. The mission assigned to the operation was to conduct maritime operations off the coast of Somalia in order to allow the World Food Programme (WFP) to fulfil its mission of providing humanitarian aid and to help deter, defend and disrupt against pirate activities in the area of operations.

NATO Training Mission - Iraq (NTM-I)

NATO Training Mission - Iraq (NTM-I)

Sep 30, 2014
The aim of NATO Training Mission - Iraq (NTM-I) was to assist in the development of Iraqi security forces training structures and institutions so that Iraq could build an effective and sustainable capability that addressed the needs of the nation. NTM-I, which started in 2004 at the request of the Iraqi authorities, completed its successful mission and ceased operations at the end of 2011.

Operation Unified Protector

Operation Unified Protector

Jan 11, 2012
On March 27, NATO Allies decided to take on the whole military operation in Libya under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The purpose of Operation Unified Protector was to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack. On 28 October 2011, after 211 days, the North Atlantic Council took the formal decision to end the operation at 2359 on the 31 October 2011; the operation will have lasted a total of 214 days.

Operation Allied Protector

Operation Allied Protector

Nov 17, 2009
NATO resumed counter piracy operations off the Horn of Africa after the North Atlantic Council (NAC) gave final approval for the mission on 11 March 2009. Operation Allied Protector was NATO’s continued contribution to international community efforts to enhance the safety of commercial maritime routes and international navigation in the area. The operation was succeeded by Operation Ocean Shield on 17 August 2009.

 

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