Stoltenberg: NATO to boost rapid reaction force

28 June 2022
2022-06-28 10:13

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance will increase the size of its rapid reaction forces nearly eightfold to 300,000 troops as part of its response to an era of strategic competition.Stoltenberg made the remarks at a news conference ahead of a NATO summit due to take place in Madrid later this week. He said the move is part of the "biggest overhaul of collective defense and deterrence since the Cold War."NATO released new defense spending figures showing that U.S. allies in Europe as well as Canada have increased defense spending for an eighth consecutive year.

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