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Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Official Report, column 2057W, on peacekeeping operations, whether there is a NATO Operational Reserve Force for ISAF forces in Afghanistan. (193178)

The Operational Reserve Force (ORF) for ISAF was provided from August to December 2006 by Romania. Since December 2006, it has been an unfilled requirement on NATO’s Combined Joint Statement of Requirements. NATO is working to ensure that the ISAF ORF requirement is met as soon as possible. There are existing in-theatre and strategic reserves.