RT.com: NATO plans 40,000-strong rapid response force in E. Europe

publicerad 23 juni 2015
- av NewsVoice

RT.com soundfileNATO’s rapid response Spearhead Force in Europe might reach 40, 000 troops, a tenfold growth from the initial 4,000-strong force deployed last year, the military alliance’s chief said. Most of these troops will be stationed near Russian borders.

“NATO defense ministers ... [will] make a decision to further increase the strength and capacity of the 13,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) to 30,000 or 40,000 troops,” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

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