In this article, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee pro-vides a few thoughts on NATO as we approach the 60th anniversary of its creation. An Alliance created for one purpose has transformed itself during its life in response to a changing environment and an increasingly globalised world. It saw the end of the Cold War and has looked to partnerships and cooperation as the principal means of retaining relevance and effectiveness in more recent times. As it is engaged in complex operations in Afghanistan, is supporting development in Iraq, remains in Kosovo alongside the EU and has ships on the high seas protecting sea lanes of the Gulf of Aden against pirates, it is also looking closely at its structures and processes to ensure that it is best configured for the future. A proposed Strategic Concept will help define that configuration and the role of France in the Alliance will go far in shaping the NATO of tomorrow.