Georgia in a CJTF

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INTEGRATION OF GEORGIA IN A NATO CJTF SUMMARY. Georgia is ready to be included in the development of contingency planning and CJTF operations to address the Caucasus’ regional instability. Georgia will be a key partner in the establishment of a coalition joint task force (CJTF) as long as some specific operational concerns are addressed. These concerns include the foundational establishment of the multinational force, the key communications messages that are sent to the Georgian public and alignment of doctrine and training to ensure operational integration of Georgian forces into the CJTF. Georgia has a significant desire to be a member of NATO and because of this goal most of our operational considerations have been addressed or are easily addressed through the ongoing continued engagement by NATO. Georgian participation in current military operations will allow for a relatively easy integration and partnership as a key member of the NATO CJTF. BACKGROUND. Georgia is at the hub of the south Caucasus region which is a current and historical crossroads for political and commercial activities. The region has significant strategic impact because of the large oil and gas reserves as well as the strategic oil and gas transit routes that cross this region. Georgia shares borders with three NATO partners (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia), and with Turkey a current NATO ally. Our NATO Allies and partners in this region have similar security risks that the rest of NATO faces, such as terrorism and WMD proliferation. NATO’s goals in the region are to facilitate stability and security to therefore improve the opportunities for economic and social development. NATO and Georgia have developed a significant relationship since th... ... middle of paper ... ...ur partner’s processes and key communications messages so we continue to support Georgia’s goal of NATO integration. Finally, the CJTF must manage the and alignment of doctrine and training to ensure operational integration of Georgian forces into the CJTF This operational concern can be addressed through continuous training, equipping and operational support to allow the Defense forces to better align with NATO doctrine over time as the CJTF establishes itself. Georgia has an extreme desire to be a member of NATO and because of this goal most of our operational considerations will be easily addressed through continued engagement and leverage of this strategic goal. Overall Georgian participation in current military operations will allow for a relatively easy integration and partnership with Georgia as a key member of the NATO CJTF supporting regional stability.

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