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17 November 2015

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In the framework of the NATO Archives Committee Workshop (9-10 December 2015):

Book Talk Invitation

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 at 4.30 pm

NATO HQ, Brosio Room (Brussels)

“The History of NATO’s Allied Mobile Force, 1961-2002”


“Periphery or Contact
Zone? The NATO Flanks, 1961-2013”


Author and Speaker:

Dr. Bernd Lemke
Military Historian at the Bundeswehr Centre of Military History and Social Sciences, Potsdam



Mr. Diego A. Ruiz Palmer
Special Advisor to the Secretary General for Economics and Security, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO HQ, Brussels


The event will be introduced by:

Dr. Dieter Kr├╝ger
Scientific Director of the Military History Research Institute in Potsdam

The Allied Mobile Force was created in 1961 as a flexible, highly mobile instrument for intervention on the NATO flanks in case of crises or provocations from the East.

This book analyzes the complex political and military history of NATO's flanks, the changing relevance of these regions in the Cold War, and new dangers in the post-Cold War era.

From 5.30 pm the author will sign copies of the books on sale. Refreshments will be served.

For registration (compulsory for non-NATO staff) you can either fill in the form or send an email to 

or tel. +32 (2) 707 5022.

(The views and opinions of the speakers do not necessarily state or reflect those of NATO.)


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