SACEUR General Scaparrotti visits Iraq
MONS, Belgium – Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, and General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, travelled to Iraq for an operational update regarding NATO Mission Iraq, Jan. 28-29, 2019.
At the NATO Summit in Brussels in July 2018, following a request from the Iraqi government, Allied leaders launched a new training mission in Iraq called NATO Mission Iraq (NMI).
This builds on existing NATO efforts to advise government officials on strategic issues such as force structure planning and training Iraqi officers and non-commissioned members in professional military education institutions in disciplines such as countering improved explosive devices. It is a non-combat training and capacity building mission designed to strengthen the Iraqi security structures, by increasing their ability to prevent the return of ISIS/Daesh.
NMI is commanded by Major-General Dany Fortin of Canada. It will be conducted with full respect for Iraq's sovereignty and territorial integrity.