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Military Assistance in Support of Negotiations

Lt. Col. Martin Tesli, 62nd Fighter Squadron, F-35 instructor pilot, shakes hands with Maj. Brian Bann, Defense Contract Management Agency F-35 pilot, upon arriving June 29, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Receiving its 57th F-35, Luke continues to build the future of airpower.
Norway's Seventh F-35 Arrival
Lt. Col. Martin Tesli, 62nd Fighter Squadron, F-35 instructor pilot, shakes hands with Maj. Brian Bann, Defense Contract Management Agency F-35 pilot, upon arriving June 29, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Receiving its 57th F-35, Luke continues to build the future of airpower. . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)
Photo By: Alexander Cook
VIRIN: 180521-F-BQ566-097
This article presents potential Military Assistance (MA) concepts of operations in support of specific security policy objectives, and it proposes feasible new concepts in MA operations for future NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF). Several of these ideas are explored, mainly through the lens of Norwegian security concerns. The article addresses how Norway, by executing military assistance operations in support of negotiations; defense security sector reforms (DSSRs); and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration processes (DDRs), can enhance the strategic utility of NATO SOF and Norway’s strategic utility within the NATO alliance, while still supporting specific Norwegian national strategic security objectives. Read More