HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 cc503-4W
64. Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the reformulation of NATO force dispositions on the central front of the European theatre, following political developments in the Soviet Union, eastern Europe and Germany.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

As the declaration issued at the London NATO summit in July made clear, the alliance's integrated force structure and strategy will change as Soviet troops are withdrawn to their home country and as a CFE treaty is implemented. We expect that there will be moves towards a reduced forward presence of forces, with increasing emphasis on mobility, flexibility and multinationality.

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