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Denmark taking part in NATO’s crisis management exercise

Military staff will test decision-making procedures in a simulated crisis operation

The annual crisis management exercise includes a a humanitarian and maritime dimension (photo: iStock)
March 9th, 2016 2:01 pm| by Lucie Rychla

Denmark is participating in NATO’s annual crisis management exercise (CMX16) that is designed to test decision-making procedures in a fictional but realistic crisis operation.

The CMX16 will take place from March 9-16 in a pretty much unspecified manner and will involve not only NATO states but also partners from Sweden and Finland, while the EU will be involved as an observer.

The exercise simulates a crisis posed by hybrid warfare threats in which a wide range of overt and covert military, paramilitary and civilian measures are employed.

Given the dynamism and complexity that characterise our security reality today, it is vital that we at NATO are ready when a crisis occurs,” stated the defence minister, Peter Christensen.

“Over the next few days, we will test our decision-making processes and military operations – both here in Denmark and across the Alliance.”

The CMX16 involves civilian and military staffs, including relevant ministries and NATO’s headquarters, but no deployed forces.