NATO set to agree biggest defences overhaul since the Cold War - including expansion of 40,000 strong response force

Credit: Sky News- Published on June 23, 2022
NATO looks set to agree next week to the biggest overhaul of its defences since the Cold War, including a major expansion of a 40,000-strong force on alert to respond in a crisis.

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Published on June 23, 2022 -  01:31
NATO to Discuss Plan to Expand Army Amid Russian Aggression
NATO to Discuss Plan, to Expand Army, Amid Russian Aggression. 'Newsweek' reports that NATO is preparing to expand its armed forces in response to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. 'Newsweek' reports that NATO is preparing to expand its armed forces in response to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. According to Sky News Security and Defense Editor Deborah Haynes, NATO has been forced to reconsider its defensive capabilities. . Russia's invasion of Ukraine has reportedly added urgency to the organization's defense plans. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has reportedly added urgency to the organization's defense plans. Overnight the mentality changed. NATO now feels like it is electrified. You can feel the energy surging through the system, Deborah Haynes, Sky News Security and Defense Editor, via 'Newsweek'. Overnight the mentality changed. NATO now feels like it is electrified. You can feel the energy surging through the system, Deborah Haynes, Sky News Security and Defense Editor, via 'Newsweek'. Officials will gather in Spain between June 28 and June 30 to discuss how the alliance's 40,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) can be bolstered. Officials will gather in Spain between June 28 and June 30 to discuss how the alliance's 40,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) can be bolstered. According to Haynes, the NRF will be rebranded and made up to six times larger. . Sources claim that the NRF will be renamed the Allied Reaction Force (AFR) amid NATO's largest overhaul of its armed forces since the Cold War. Sources claim that the NRF will be renamed the Allied Reaction Force (AFR) amid NATO's largest overhaul of its armed forces since the Cold War. We have seen the willingness by President Putin to use military force to reach his objectives. And that has changed the security reality in Europe for many, many years. , Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, via 'Newsweek'. We have seen the willingness by President Putin to use military force to reach his objectives. And that has changed the security reality in Europe for many, many years. , Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, via 'Newsweek'. So therefore, we have started the process in NATO, we have tasked our military commanders to provide options for the political leaders to take decisions on how to reset our deterrence and defense for the long term. , Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, via 'Newsweek'. In 2014, NATO tripled the size of the NRF in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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1947–1991 tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and their respective allies

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