Representatives of almost all state institutions in Montenegro will participate in the annual simulation exercise for managing crisis scenarios - Crisis Management Exercise (CMX 2019) organized by NATO. The NATO exercise lasts until May 16.
"The exercise is of a staff type and does not imply engaging forces and resources on the field. Throughout the process of consultation and decision-making at a strategic level, representatives of almost all state institutions, as well as representatives of Montenegro in NATO commands and staffs will participate in the exercise, said the Ministry of Defense.
The minister Predrag Boškovic is the holder of administrative and technical preparations for the realization of this exercise.
During the exercise at the level of the Alliance, procedures of consultations and political and military decision-making within the alliance and with partner countries, are being tested at a strategic level.
"CMX 2019" will use a fictional but realistic scenario set out in Articles 4 and 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, focusing on the challenges of collective defense, taking into account decisions made at its summits.
"CMX 2019" will include civilian and military personnel in the capitals of the member states, NATO headquarters and strategic commands, but, as with the previous exercises of this type, will not deploy forces.
Montenegro, for the first time, participated in NATO's crisis management exercise in 2017 ("CMX 17").
This is the 22nd time that NATO organizes this kind of exercise since 1992, according to the Alliance site.
Text by Milos Rudovic, on May 8th, 2019, read more at Vijesti