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    Chicago Summit Wrap-Up

    Obama: Two years ago in Lisbon, we took action in several areas that are critical to the future of our alliance and we pledged that in Chicago we would do more. Over the last two days, we have delivered.

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Introduction to NATO Chicago Summit - From Lisbon Summit to Now

  • Chicago Summit Wrap-Up

    Obama: Two years ago in Lisbon, we took action in several areas that are critical to the future of our alliance and we pledged that in Chicago we would do more. Over the last two days, we have delivered. 

  • Remarks by the President at NATO Press Conference

    Good afternoon, everybody. Let me begin by saying thank you to my great friend, Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of the city of Chicago and to all my neighbors and friends... 

  • Remarks by the President at Opening NAC Meeting

    The President: Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary General. Anders, I want to take this opportunity on behalf of all of us to thank you for your outstanding leadership over these past three years. And I want to begin by welcoming each and every one of you to my hometown. I hope everybody has enjoyed themselves.  

  • Remarks by President Obama and NATO Secretary General Rasmussen Before Bilateral Meeting

    President Obama: Well, I just want to not only welcome Secretary General Rasmussen to my hometown of Chicago -- my understanding is he’s already enjoyed some of the sights, and we were hearing about him jogging along the lake and appreciating the outstanding views and the skyline -- but more importantly, I want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership.  


  • Remarks by the President at ISAF Meeting on Afghanistan

    The President: Well, good morning, everyone. And for those who are joining us for the first time, welcome to Chicago. I was just hearing from a few folks who are not NATO members that they had fun on the town last night. Hopefully, no stories in the press. (Laughter.)  

  • Fact Sheet: Chicago Summit - NATO's Enduring Presence after 2014

    At the 2010 NATO Summit in Lisbon, NATO Heads of State and Government agreed to an enduring partnership between NATO and Afghanistan that would last beyond the transition of full security responsibility for Afghanistan from ISAF to Afghan forces by the end of 2014.  

  • Fact Sheet: Chicago Summit - Afghanistan Transition Interim Milestone

    At the 2010 NATO Summit in Lisbon, the United States, our NATO Allies, ISAF partners, and the Government of Afghanistan agreed to transfer responsibility for securing Afghanistan from ISAF to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in a transition process that would begin in 2011 and be completed by the end of 2014. 

  • Fact Sheet: Chicago Summit - Sufficient and Sustainable ANSF

    Supporting Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) that are sufficient to the task of securing Afghanistan and financially sustainable by the Afghan government and the international community is the foundation of NATO’s transition strategy. 

  • Chicago Summit Declaration on Afghanistan

    We, the nations contributing to ISAF, and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met today in Chicago to renew our firm commitment to a sovereign, secure and democratic Afghanistan. 

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  • A New Shield Over Europe

    Read Ambassador Daalder's Op-ed in the IHT, discussing the declaration of an interim NATO ballistic missile-defense capability at the Chicago Summit. 

  • Press Briefing by U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes

    18 months ago we had our last summit at NATO at Lisbon in which we agreed to set the stage to revitalize the Alliance, ready for the 21st century. We would try to ensure, to figure out how NATO could be ready, fit for purpose, for the threats that we face today and tomorrow.  

  • Fact Sheet: Chicago Summit - NATO Capabilities

    NATO remains an essential transatlantic link and force multiplier for the United States, our Allies, and partners. The Chicago Summit provides us a new opportunity to reaffirm and refine the vision that binds Allies together and sets us on a course to maintain and develop the capabilities NATO needs to remain an essential source of global stability. 

  • Deterrence and Defense Posture Review

    At the Lisbon Summit, the Heads of State and Government mandated a review of NATO’s overall posture in deterring and defending against the full range of threats to the Alliance, taking into account the changes in the evolving international security environment.  

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CO.NX Webchats

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    NATO Webchat with NDU Scholar Leo Michel

    May 10, 2012 at 12:45 UTC (08:45 AM EDT)

    Leo Michel, who served as Director for NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will discuss NATO, its member countries, and the summit goals.


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