Saturday, August 30, 2014

NATO Plans To Establish A 'Rapid-Deployment Force' Of 10,000 Troops

German troops who are part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) (Reuters / Omar Sobhani)

NATO Planning 'Rapid-Deployment Force' Of 10,000 Troops To Counter Russia -- RT

NATO is reportedly working towards the creation of an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states as a result of escalating tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

According to the Financial Times, the force’s creation will be spearheaded by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands. Canada is also interested in joining the group, but it’s not known what its final decision will be.

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More News On NATO'S Plan To Establish A 'Rapid-Deployment Force' Of 10,000 Troops

Nato states create new force to counter Moscow -- CNBC/Financial Times
Seven NATO Countries to Create New Response Force over Ukrainian Crisis - Reports -- RIA Novosti
Seven NATO allies to create new rapid reaction force-report -- Reuters
Nato Building 10,000-Strong Force to Counter Russia over Ukraine -- IBTimes
Report: NATO states to form U.K.-led force in response to Russia-Ukraine crisis - Haaretz/Reuters


James said...

There has been talk of an European RDF since the 80's. Unfortunately this is what the politically correct fantasize about as being a true military. A kind of ten thousand man away team from Star Trek (I bet the Danes get the red shirts). This is more for the home crowd to show "we're doing something" and to counter political trouble. File under joke.

War News Updates Editor said...

The problem has always been the same .... who will pay for it, and who will command it.

James said...

"who will pay for it, and who will command it."
The argument over that will give them an excuse not do anything for 4-6 months.