HC Deb 04 March 1994 vol 238 c67W
Mr. Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes have taken place in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concept of maritime operations since 1989.

Mr. Hanley

NATO's concept of maritime operations has been revised to reflect changes in the strategic environment. The emphasis has shifted from defence against the threat posed by the former Warsaw pact to promoting stability, peacekeeping and crisis management.