The Future of NATO's Core Tasks

In the third episode of NATO’s Road to Madrid, Rachel Ellehuus is joined by Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of NATO’s Military Committee, and the senior-most military officer at NATO. In his role as Chair, Admiral Bauer serves as the primary military advisor to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council, the alliance’s top decision-making body. Admiral Bauer explains the role of the Military Committee and the relationship between civilian and military leadership in NATO before shedding some light on the episode’s theme: the future of NATO’s other two core tasks, crisis management and cooperative security, in an era where the focus is back on collective defenses.