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WorldAsiaNATO is developing "secret plans" in the event of a possible conflict with Russia

NATO is developing “secret plans” in the event of a possible conflict with Russia

The NATO summit in Vilnius in July will approve secret plans which, for the first time since the Cold War, will detail the alliance’s response to a possible conflict with Russia. On this subject writing Reuters.

NATO will also provide guidance to member nations on how to modernize their forces and logistics.

“The Allies will know exactly what forces and assets are needed, including where, what and how to deploy,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Reuters calls this a “fundamental shift” in NATO policy. The alliance saw no need for large-scale defense plans for decades as it fought local wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and felt that “post-Soviet Russia no longer poses an existential threat” , says the publication.

“The fundamental difference between crisis management and collective defense is this: it is not us who set the timing, but our adversary. We must be prepared for the fact that conflict can arise at any time,” said Admiral Rob Bauer, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

At the same time, the alliance is no longer preparing to wage a nuclear war against Russia, Ian Hope, the North Atlantic alliance’s chief historian, a lecturer at the United States War College, told Reuters. NATO. According to him, the probability of rather regional conflicts is envisaged, which must be contained by the rapid deployment of forces.

Hubert Cottereau, deputy chief of staff for NATO’s Joint Forces Europe, said satellite data and other information allows us to see a “crisis brewing”, and thanks to this transparency, the nato does not see the urgency of increasing the number of troops in the east. “If the Russians bring troops back to the border, it makes us nervous. If we fire troops at the border, it makes them nervous,” Cottero said.

In mid-May, the NATO Secretary General declared that following the outcome of the alliance’s July summit in Vilnius, he expects the allies to agree on a multi-year package of assistance to Ukraine to progress towards joining the bloc. In March, Stoltenberg urged Western nations to prepare for a protracted conflict in Ukraine, noting that the fighting was “running down”.

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