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2016 Warsaw Summit
2016 Warsaw Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was the 27th formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on 8 and 9 July 2016.  
Andrzej Duda announced in August 2015 that NATO bases in Central Europe were a priority for the Warsaw Summit. 
One of 16 NATO
Boeing E-3 Sentry
AWACS aircraft that will monitor
activities from Turkish and international airspace
At an altitude of 30,000 feet a single E-3A has over 312,000km² in its field of view and can continuously survey airspace within a radius of more than 400km
Strengthening the alliance's military presence in the east, with four battalions in
Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on a rotational basis - to be in place by 2017. Allies declared Initial Operational Capability of NATO's Ballistic Missile Defence to counter threats posed by
Iran and further afield, North Korea, to the European continent.  Pledge to strengthen individual nations' and collective cyber defences, and recognise cyberspace as a new operational domain.
Start training and capacity building inside
Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS surveillance planes to provide information and intelligence to the Global Coalition to counter ISIL from Turkish and international airspace.  Agreed to an expanded maritime presence in the
Mediterranean Sea to cope with the European migrant crisis and human trafficking. Continue the
Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan beyond 2016, confirmed funding commitments for Afghan forces until 2020.
NATO-Ukraine Commission reviewed the security situation in Ukraine, endorsed government plans for reform, agreed a Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine. NATO Secretary General signed a Joint Declaration with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission to take partnership between NATO and the European Union to a higher level. Declaration sets out areas where NATO and the EU will step up cooperation - including maritime security and countering hybrid threats posed by a more aggressive Russia. 
Normally NATO summits take place every two years, but after the Warsaw summit it was announced that the
next alliance summit (28th) would take place in 2017 in Brussels to inaugurate the new EUR1 billion NATO headquarters building. 
The next major summit (28th) took place in
Brussels in 2017. 
Leaders and other dignitaries in attendance
NATO Defence Ministers gather at the 2016 Warsaw summit in Poland
Non-member states and organisations
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