More air policing, more drills’: NATO to boost presence on Russia's doorstep | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

More air policing, more drills’: NATO to boost presence on Russia's doorstep

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is going to increase its activity at its eastern borders, with more air and sea patrols, amid non-stop exercises.

Speaking at a media conference on Thursday after a meeting of NATO member state foreign ministers in Turkey's Antalya province, Stoltenberg said it was being done to "adapt the Alliance to new threats."

"We are constantly discussing the adaptation of the Alliance and we have to always be able to fulfill our main responsibility and that is to defend and protect all our allies against any threat," the secretary general said. "NATO is the strongest military alliance in the world and we are going to keep NATO strong by adapting."

Currently, NATO is planning to double its rapid response force in Europe. "Our main focus now is the implementation of the decisions we already made, and that is to double the size of the NATO response force, to establish this new very high readiness spearhead force," Stoltenberg told the media, adding: "Turkey said that it is going to be one of the lead nations for this high readiness force." He told the media that new NATO command units will also be established in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: There is no threat against which NATO has to increase its rapid reaction forces, period, end of discussion.

Unfortunately, I don't think Stoltenberg got the memo from the last commemoration of Victory Day in Moscow: you had these pics of Putin and Xi Jinping standing shoulder to shoulder, as if to broadcast, by their body language, that an attack against one country would be an attack against BOTH countries.

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