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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, right, chief of the National Guard Bureau, greets members of the Montenegrin Special Forces after their tactical capabilities demonstration at the Danilovgrad Training Center in Montenegro. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released)  



Professor B. F. Griffard

October 2008

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The Center for Strategic Leadership supports the Joint Warfighting and Interagency communities in their security cooperation efforts. Over the past 18 months, it has provided traveling contact teams (TCTs) in support of the U.S. European Command's military transformation efforts for Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, Macedonia, Moldova, and Montenegro. To help people better understand the security challenges faced by smaller states, this paper looks at the recent TCT seminars conducted in Moldova and Montenegro.

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