U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
October 4, 2012
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON
NATO Secretary General Rasmussen’s Extension
The United States congratulates NATO Secretary General Rasmussen on the extension of his mandate for a fifth year. This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his outstanding leadership and tireless commitment to sustaining and strengthening the Alliance. He also has overseen the development of a new Strategic Concept and a bold plan of action to ensure we have the tools required to confront a changing and uncertain landscape. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come.