Jose Maria Aznar wants NATO to take in Australia and Israel
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar has described the NATO alliance as a zombie organization that needs to reform or is going to die. He said that in order to fight the “dark forces” of islamic terrorism NATO needs to take in like-minded nations such as Australia, Israel and Japan and create a strategic association with regional powers such as India and Colombia.
NATO is structured in such a way that U.S. generals have operational and tactical control. There are two commands, one for transformation and one for operations; each with a Supreme Allied Commander being the highest ranking military officer.
Allied Command Operations (ACO) is in Belgium and is headed by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) who is always an American four star general with the dual role of heading U.S. European Command as well. The Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is in Virginia,USA. It is headed by the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) who is always a U.S. admiral with the dual role of commander U.S. Joint Forces Command (COMUSJFCOM).
- Lucia Kubosova. "NATO should focus on counter-terrorism, former Spanish leader says" — , November , 2005
- Gareth Harding. "UPI Interview: Former Spanish Prime Minister Aznar" — , December , 2005
- Gareth Harding. "Analysis: 'Zombie' NATO springs to life" — , December , 2005
- U.S. Generals control Nato forces - Wikipedia article about NATO's hierarchy of command.