In the 20 of century NATO followed the principle that logistics was a national responsibility. Accordingly, its only focus at that time was the establishment of and compliance with overall logistics requirements. By January 1996, NATO logisticians recognized the new challenges facing the Alliance. In particular, the downsizing of military resources underscored the necessity of increased cooperation and multinationality in logistic support. Viewed from the life cycle perspective, logistics is the bridge between the deployed forces and the industrial base that produces the weapons and materiel that the forces need to accomplish their mission. It is important to recognise that the various logistic and logistic-related functions come together to form the totality of logistics support. This chapter is based on analysis of the experiences which is accumulated in multinational missions and operations. This experiences are presented and analysed to identify common issues related in logistic support that deserve attention. Operations are quite different, as well as the national experiences, that why it is difficult formulate criteria for comparative cross-country analysis. When it is possible, commonalities and differences among the national cases are also commented. The following key issues are discussed in the chapter:
Provision of individual equipment
Military equipment and armament;
In conclusion some implications for practice regarding planning and execution of multinational military operations, as well as lesson learned and best practice implementation in training of the participants in such operations are summarized.