NATO’s Wales summit last September suddenly acquired a sense of urgency, with Mr. Putin annexing Crimea and supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine. The key outcome of the summit was a Readiness Action Plan “to ensure the Alliance is ready to respond swiftly and firmly to new security challenges”. But how ready are member nations to back the plan with the forces required?
While the plan entails a plethora of initiatives – primarily meant as internal strategic communication to assure the allies closest to Russia – its centrepiece is a new multinational rapid reaction force: the Very High Readiness Joint Task …read more
Source: Europe’s World