NATO Flexes Muscles in Show of Strength to Russia

NATO's largest exercise since the end of the Cold War will see 50,000 troops deploy into the first snows of a Norwegian winter to show Russia that the alliance is ready to repel any attack

Officially, November's Trident Juncture exercise will simulate an attack from a fictional country, but it will bring a huge force into one of Moscow's neighbors just months after Russia's vast Vostok war games. The head of NATO's Allied Joint Force Command, U.S. Navy Admiral James Foggo, said that the exercise "must show NATO is capable to defend against any adversary. Not a particular country, anyone." And he noted that Norway has a frontier with Russia and that the huge force, backed by 150 aircraft, 60 ships and some 10,000 vehicles, would demonstrate that they can mobilize quickly to defend an ally.

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15. 10. 2018