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Belgium: NATO ministers agree on new command structure says Stoltenberg02:52

Belgium: NATO ministers agree on new command structure says Stoltenberg

Belgium, Brussels
November 9, 2017 at 00:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the creation of a new command structure to increase the mobility of the alliance's forces in Europe and across the Atlantic, during a press briefing in Brussels, Thursday.

Stoltenberg explained, "We need a command structure which can make sure that we have the right forces in the right place, with the right place, with the right equipment, at the right time."

He explained that although ""NATO's deterrence and defence is not directed against any specific nation" he noted, "we have seen a much more assertive Russia" and stressed that NATO "has to be able to respond" to Russia's improved military and nuclear capabilities and "willingness to use military force against Ukraine."

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the creation of a new command structure to increase the mobility of the alliance's forces in Europe and across the Atlantic, during a press briefing in Brussels, Thursday.

Stoltenberg explained, "We need a command structure which can make sure that we have the right forces in the right place, with the right place, with the right equipment, at the right time."

He explained that although ""NATO's deterrence and defence is not directed against any specific nation" he noted, "we have seen a much more assertive Russia" and stressed that NATO "has to be able to respond" to Russia's improved military and nuclear capabilities and "willingness to use military force against Ukraine."

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