Friday, July 8, 2016

NATO Leaders Meet In Warsaw

DW: NATO leaders meet in Warsaw for key military summit

Russia is an "integral part of European security," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Poland. The alliance is set to approve the largest military build-up in easterm Europe since the end of the Cold War.

The NATO summit opened with the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg and Polish President Andrzej Duda addressing the public in Warsaw on Friday.

NATO members are to discuss a response to what they see as aggressive Russian actions in eastern Europe, specifically in Ukraine. Poland and other eastern NATO members have demanded more NATO involvement close to Russian borders.

On Friday, Stoltenberg said NATO had stepped up its capabilities in response to the alleged Russian threat.

"We have launched a wholesale reform and reinforcement to our collective defense and deterrence - the biggest since the end of the Cold War," he said. "The NATO response force is now three times bigger, with a brigade-sized spearhead force at its core, able to move within days."

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More News On Today's NATO Summit

The Latest: Poland thanks Obama for regional security boost -- AP
Live Blog: NATO's Warsaw Summit -- RFE
NATO leaders meet in Poland to discuss Russia, Brexit fallout -- France 24
Obama, NATO Leaders Gather as Europe Frays and Russia Blusters -- WSJ
NATO Summit Shows Shift from Reassurance to Deterrence -- VOA
NATO Vows To Bolster Defenses Bordering Russia -- RFE
Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit fallout -- Reuters
NATO chief says helping partners' armed forces is crucial -- AP
Merkel pledges German support to deploy thousands of Nato troops to deter Russian aggression -- Telegraph
Wary of Russia, Sweden and Finland sit at NATO top table -- Reuters
Britain to send hundreds of troops to Russian border amid Nato concerns -- The Independent
UK troops to take on Nato duties in Poland and Estonia -- BBC
Cameron to reassure Nato over UK's defence spending at summit -- The Guardian
Trudeau pledges troops, frigate, jets as NATO faces off against Russia -- Globe and Mail
Russia hits back at 'anti-Russian' NATO 'hysteria' -- CNBC
NATO summit in Warsaw highly symbolic -- Euronews
Unity, but not unanimity? NATO split on countering Russia amid Warsaw summit -- RT
NATO gets set to put its house in order -- Nic Robertson, CNN Diplomatic Editor
Time to rethink NATO -- Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater

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