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The following videos can be viewed on-line and/or ordered from NATO's Media Library. Videos can be ordered by recognised members of the press and media and educational institutions. All other requests will be considered on a case-by-

Video briefing: NATO this month - January 2006
The year ahead for NATO: NATO Spokesman James Appathurai previews what is on NATO's agenda for 2006, including the November NATO Summit in Riga, and a major expansion of NATO's role in Afghanistan. He also talks about the winding down NATO's relief operation in Pakistan, and an upcoming meeting of NATO Defence Ministers.
On-line only - January 2006

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Visit to NATO by the Prime Minister of Croatia, Ivo Sanader
The Prime Minister of Croatia visited NATO Headquarters on Monday, 30 January 2006. He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and they had an exchange of views with members of the North Atlantic Council.
On-line only - January 2006 wmv/9003kb

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Video briefing: NATO this month - February 2006

NATO Spokesman James Appathurai gives a rundown of the informal meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held in Taormina, Italy, 9-10 February. He explains some of the key discussions and their impact on the Alliance as preparations continue for the November Summit in Riga.

On-line only - February 2006 English
Video interview with Andrew Walton, Commander of NATO’s Disaster Relief team in Pakistan
The Commander of the NATO Disaster Relief team in Pakistan explains the role and impact of NATO's disaster assistance to Pakistan after the October 2005 earthquake. He describes the challenges the mission had to overcome and the results achieved.
On-line only - February 2006 English
Tackling Afghanistan's security challenges
In a special video interview, Afghan Minister of Defence, Abdul Rahim Wardak, talks about his priorities as Defence Minister, the security challenges that he sees in Afghanistan, and the kinds of assistance that Afgahnistan will require to deal with these challenges.
On-line only - March 2006 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - March 2006

NATO Spokesman James Appathurai describes some of the key issues being addressed during Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer’s visit to Washington, mainly Afghanistan, Darfur and the upcoming Riga Summit. He then describes in brief the next high level event scheduled to take place in Rabat this April.

On-line only - March 2006 English
Moving forward with the new NATO HQ
Mr. Don Hutchins, talks about the latest developments in the building of a new NATO Headquarters in Brussels. He talks about the rationale behind the project, its timeframe, and explains how the new construction will be technologically advanced and environmentally friendly.
On-line only - March 2006 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - April 2006

The NATO Secretary General takes a moment out of his busy schedule to preview some key upcoming events, starting off with a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Sofia, which will lay the political groundwork for the NATO Summit in Riga this November. He also talks about a major NATO event in Russia and a planned visit by the North Atlantic Council to Kosovo.

On-line only - April 2006 English
Visit to NATO by the Foreign Minister of Japan
The Foreign Minister of Japan, Taro Aso visited NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 4 May 2006. He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and they had an exchange of views with members of the North Atlantic Council.
On-line only - May 2006 wmv/2866kb
NATO assists Moldova to deal with dangerous chemicals
Legal agreements supporting the NATO/OSCE Trust Fund project for the destruction of dangerous pesticides in Moldova were signed at the NATO HQ on 12 May.
On-line only - May 2006 English
Modernising NATO's forces
In his first video interview for the NATO Web site, NATO's new Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, General Lance L. Smith, talks about his priorities and how he sees military transformation. He explains why the Alliance requires different forces today in the past, and how member countries are meeting the challenges of transformation.
On-line only - May 2006 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - June 2006

The NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, talks about how NATO is standing up to the 'spoilers' who want to derail the nation-building process in Afghanistan. But he also describes why military solutions alone are not enough for Afghanistan. He explains that NATO Defence Ministers will discuss this, as well as Kosovo, Darfur and preparations for the Riga Summit during an important meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in June.

On-line only - June 2006 English
Steadfast Jaguar 2006

On 28 June, the NATO Reaction Force ended the active phase of its last test before the Force becomes fully operational in October.

Held in Cape Verde , Exercise Steadfast Jaguar involved some 7,000 sailors, soldiers and airmen in various simulated operations including a demonstration of force and a relief operation following a humanitarian disaster.

On-line only - June 2006 English
Melange disposal project launched in Azerbaijan

On 4 July 2006, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Jean Fournet, and the first deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Abid Sharifov, officially inaugurated a melange conversion plant in Azerbaijan.

On-line only - July 2006 WMV/3910Kb
AWACS - Airborne Warning and Control Systems

NATO owns a fleet of AWACS E-3A radar aircraft, which provides the Alliance with an immediately available airborne surveillance, warning and command capability.

Video courtesy of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force

On-line only - July 2006 wmv/5139kb
Visit to NATO by the President of Serbia

The President of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadic visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 19 July 2006. He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and they had an exchange of views with members of the North Atlantic Council.

On-line only - July 2006 wmv/4754kb
Video briefing: NATO this month - July 2006

The Secretary General talks about the situation in the Middle East, a high profile visit to Afghanistan on the eve of a significant expansion of NATO's presence and role in the country, and explains how NATO stands ready to keep peace in Kosovo as talks on the province's future continue. He also describes the continuing preparations for NATO's Riga Summit in November.

On-line only - July 2006 English
Visit to NATO by the Prime Minister of Georgia

Mr. Zurab Nogaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia, visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 26 July 2006 . He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and with the North Atlantic Council.

On-line only - July 2006 wmv/2201kb
video icon NATO pays tribute to all the victims of terrorist attacks

A tribute was paid today, 11 September 2006 to all victims of terrorist attacks at a commemorative ceremony which took place at NATO Headquarters.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - September 2006 wmv/4809KB
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video icon Meeting NATO's communication needs

Lieutenant General Ulrich Wolf, the Director of the NATO Communication and Information Systems Services Agency, NCSA, explains the important role his agency plays in supporting the communication needs of NATO's operations, exercises, headquarters, and the transformation of NATO.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - September 2006 English
video icon Ukrainian Prime Minister addresses NATO Council

Mr. Viktor Yanukovych, Prime Minister of Ukraine, visited NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 14 September 2006.  He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and with the North Atlantic Council, in the session of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - September 2006 wmv/5190KB
video icon Explaining NATO's public diplomacy

NATO's new Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Stefanie Babst, talks about her role and priorities, the challenges NATO faces in its public diplomacy, preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit in Riga, and the importance of effective communication about NATO's operational engagements, particularly in Afghanistan.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - September 2006 English
video icon Australian Foreign Minster visits NATO

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Mr. Alexander Downer, visited NATO Headquarters on 25 September 2006 and addressed the North Atlantic Council

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - September 2006 wmv/3758KB
video icon The Model NATO event in Portorož, Slovenia

Students from the 26 NATO countries practiced NATO decision-making in a five-day seminar which coincided with the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Portorož, Slovenia. They met with the Slovenian Minister of Defence, Karl Erjavec and with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer who briefed NATO Defence Ministers on the results.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - September 2006 wmv/3082KB
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video icon Visit to NATO by Mr. Kassymzhomart Tokayev, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan

Mr. Kassymzhomart Tokayev, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 4 October 2006. He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and with the North Atlantic Council.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - October 2006 wmv/4681KB
video icon Transforming NATO at Riga

What is the upcoming NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia, expected to deliver in terms of NATO’s military transformation? John Colston, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning, talks about some of the key issues on the agenda and the decisions that Heads of State and Government are expected to take.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - October 2006 English
video icon New capabilites for NATO
Mr. Billingslea talks about some of the key new capabilities that NATO is aquiring and how they will allow the Alliance to better meet today's security challenges.
Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - October 2006 English
video icon Science for Peace and Security Committee
In this video interview, the aim and priorities of the new Science for Peace and Security Committee, which had its first meeting on 20 October 2006, are explained. The panelists talk about the projects that the Committee will undertake and how it differs from its predecessors.
Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - October 2006 English
video iconThe Riga agenda previewed

Ambassador Erdmann outlines some of the key policy issues that will be discussed by NATO Heads of State and Government in Riga on 28 and 29 November.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - October 2006 English
video icon UN in Afghanistan

Ambassador Alexander talks about the United Nation's and international community's priorities in Afghanistan, including building up the Afghan police, speeding up reconstruction and development, tackling the drugs industry and corruption.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - November 2006 English
video icon NATO's Afghanistan priorities

NATO's top diplomat in Afghanistan, Ambassador Daan Everts, talks about his priorities, assess what has been accomplished so far, and what needs to be done in key areas such as reconstruction, tackling drugs and corruption, as well as in building up the Afghan army and police.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - November 2006 English
video icon President of Azerbaijan addresses Council

The President of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, visited NATO Headquarters on 8 November 2006 to address the North Atlantic Council.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - November 2006 wmv/4998KB
video icon NATO Off the Wire - Spokesman's video blog

In the first in a new series of video commentary, NATO Spokesman James Appathurai gives his personal perspective on recent articles discussing NATO. He invites you to write in with your own comments and opinions, which could be featured in next week's installment.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - 8 November 2006 English
video icon NATO and Partner Chiefs of Defence meet at NATO

The Alliance’s top military officers meet at NATO HQ, Brussels from 15 – 16 November, 2006 to discuss a wide variety of issues including NATO operations, and to shape key military work prior to the Riga Summit in two weeks’ time.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - November 2006 wmv/3274KB
video icon Taking stock of NATO operations

In the run up to NATO's Riga Summit, the Alliance's top operational commander talks about the status and way ahead for NATO's operations, including Afghanistan and Kosovo. He also talks about what the Summit could mean for NATO's operations.

On-line only - November 2006 English
video icon NATO's top military priorities

General Henault talks about the results of the meetings of NATO Chiefs of Defence, NATO's Afghanistan mission and what the upcoming Riga Summit may hold for NATO's military transformation and operations.

On-line only - November 2006 English / Français
video icon Visit to NATO by the Chief of Defence of Pakistan

The Chief of Defence of Pakistan, General UI Haq visited NATO Headquarters on 17 November 2006 and addressed the meeting of the NATO Military Committee.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - November 2006 wmv/7799KB
video icon NATO Off the Wire - Spokesman's video blog

In this second video commentary, NATO Spokesman James Appathurai gives his personal perspective on recent articles discussing NATO. He invites you to write in with your own comments and opinions, which could be featured in next week's installment.

Commemorative ceremony
On-line only - 16 November 2006 English
Spartan Trial Hammer 2006

A major exercise was held in Greece in November this year which tested NATO countries’ capability to share real-time intelligence to support operations, including counterterrorism.

Trial Spartan Hammer 06 tested for the first time a joint intelligence system combining land, maritime, airborne, space, and special operations forces assets.

On-line only - November 2006 WMV/5572Kb
What is special about strategic airlift?

Jim Lovell explains what makes strategic lift aircraft so special, describes some of their key characteristics and the kinds of roles that they can fulfill.

On-line only - November 2006 English

Video files from the NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia
(28-29 November) are available separately.

NATO's operations command changes hands

US Army Gen. John Craddock became the 15th Supreme Allied Commander Europe during a ceremony held at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium, December 7, 2006.

On-line only - December 2006 WMV/30295Kb
The George C. Marshall Centre and the Alliance

Representatives of the George C. Marshall Centre in Germany, including a participant from their Program in Advanced Security Studies, speak about the Centre, its purpose, its programmes, and its ongoing relationship with the Alliance.

On-line only - December 2006 English
Priorities for Ukraine's defence and security sector reform

Professor Pyrozkhov, Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine talks about Ukraine's defence and security sector reform priorities, the challenges that Ukraine faces and how NATO's assistance is helping Ukraine address these issues.

On-line only - December 2006 English
NATO - Kuwait Public Diplomacy Conference Video

This video was produced at the occasion of the international conference held in Kuwait City on 11-12 December 2006 and co-organised by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Government of Kuwait on NATO and Gulf Countries: Facing Common Challenges Through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative. The video provides the viewer with an overview of the history of NATO, an introduction to the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative and a presentation of NATO's military operations. More...

Source: The Government of Kuwait, with contribution from the NATO Public Diplomacy Division. 

On-line only - December 2006 WMV/21.801Kb
Bosnia and Herzegovina to join Partnership for Peace

The Chairman of the Tripresidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina , Mr. Nebojša Radmanović, will visit the NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 14 December 2006 for a meeting with the North Atlantic Council. During this meeting, Mr. Radmanović will sign the Framework Document for the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Partnership for Peace Programme.

On-line only - December 2006 WMV/5869Kb
Montenegro to join Partnership for Peace

The President of Montenegro, Mr. Filip Vujanovic, will visit the NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 14 December for a meeting with the North Atlantic Council. During this meeting, President Vujanovic will sign the Framework Document for the accession of Montenegro to the Partnership for Peace Programme.

On-line only - December 2006 WMV/3739Kb
Serbia to join Partnership for Peace

The President of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadić, will visit the NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 14 December for a meeting with the North Atlantic Council. During this meeting, Mr. Tadić will sign the Framework Document for the accession of Serbia to the Partnership for Peace Programme.

On-line only - December 2006 WMV/5910Kb
End of year message by the NATO Secretary General

With the Holiday Season now approaching it's time to look back over the past year.

On-line only - December 2006 WMV/3802Kb
   
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