NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Philippe Lavigne, was welcomed at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) on Friday, where he engaged in an extensive three hours closed door discussion on the future of the Alliance.
General Lavigne met with HCSS director of research Tim Sweijs, HCSS strategic analysts Paul van Hooft and Lotje Boswinkel, Pieter Bindt, former director of the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and Frans Osinga, professor at the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA).
The SACT, one of NATO’s two strategic commanders, mainly focuses on the future, overseeing innovations and transformations within the alliance.
Lavigne, a four-star general, plans to visit all NATO member countries. He does this not only to get better acquainted with all Chiefs of Defense, but above all to exchange ideas with various leading experts.