NATO today announced that it would more than double the size of its ‘Response Force’ in Eastern Europe, an act which can be seen to be the nail in the coffin for the post-Cold War demilitarization of Europe. The force itself will be increased from its current number of 13,000 troops, to between 30,000 to 40,000 active soldiers. In addition, a special subset of this called the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) will be beefed-up with new troops and weapons. This force, designed to be deployed in a matter of days against “threats to NATO sovereignty” numbers at 5,000 troops, and was a key decision of last year’s Wales summit.
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Live updates on all the latest developments in the battle to retake the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq from ISIS.
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