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  • The NATO Thread

    There's a lot going on in NATO right now. A dedicated thread might be a good idea to get an overview.

    NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.
    Last edited by The Dane; 01-09-2015, 11:56 AM.

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    The Readiness Action Plan

    At the 2014 Wales Summit, NATO agreed a Readiness Action Plan (RAP) to ensure the Alliance is ready to respond swiftly and firmly to new security challenges. This is the most significant reinforcement of NATO's collective defence since the end of the Cold War. The RAP addresses risks and threats from the east and the south.


    • #3
      Good idea for a thread actually, Dane. Hopefully it catches on!


      • #4
        Originally posted by ~UNiOnJaCk~ View Post
        Good idea for a thread actually, Dane. Hopefully it catches on!
        Yes, I hope so too


        • #5
          I'm looking forward to see what capabilities this new force will bring.
          NATO Response Force / Very High Readiness Joint Task Force

          At the Wales Summit in 2014, NATO Allies agreed to enhance the capabilities of the NATO Response Force (NRF) in order to respond to emerging security challenges posed by Russia as well as the risks emanating from the Middle East and North Africa. This force is now in transition as military staff work to phase in the concept of a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) into the overall NRF structure.


          • #6
            Hungary takes over lead role in Baltic Air Policing
            On 31 August, the Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 detachment passed on the lead role in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission to the Hungarian Air Force. This is the first time Hungary, represented by Minister of Defence, H. E. Csaba Hende, assumes the task of ensuring safe skies over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania under NATO orders.



            • #7
              Exercise Swift Response

              Over 5,000 personnel from 11 NATO countries are participating in Exercise Swift Response, the largest combined airborne training exercise since the end of the Cold War. The exercise is being held 18 August - 12 September in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, and Italy.


              • #8
                Will try to post something when I have more ti me, to clear up things both for me and other users.


                • #9
                  Helping Ukraine Defend Itself

                  For many nations, a 2 week exercise in Western Ukraine is a good chance to test capabilities. For the Ukrainians, it is a much needed opportunity to hone battlefield tactics that may be put into effect.


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                    U.S. troops to participate in massive NATO exercise

                    NATO will hold its largest amphibious exercise in more than a decade this fall with more than 30 nations and 36,000 allied troops participating, including robust support from U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
                    Trident Juncture, set to unfold across Western Europe from Oct. 3 to Nov. 6, will take place as tensions continue to escalate between Russia and some Eastern European NATO members who are shaken by saber-rattling in the region and continued Russian intervention in Ukraine.


                    • #11
                      Try staying on Topic,

                      Mod H.
                      Last edited by Hollis; 01-09-2015, 05:45 PM.


                      • #12
                        US will keep and reactivate its weapon storage facilities in Germany and other western EU states according to DPA. Coleman Barracks in Mannheim hand over to Germans was postponed untill further notice. Base will store 1200 vechicles including 250 tanks temporarly untill equipment is moved to eastern NATO states.

                        ps. According to my ex-para buddy swift response will include largest simultaneous western troops para drop in europe since end of cold war.
                        Last edited by Asheren; 01-09-2015, 10:29 PM.


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                          NATO-built airports going to Afghans

                          KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A series of airports built by NATO to fight the Taliban are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil-aviation upgrade that officials hope will fuel not only regional trade but also tourism.

                          The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land that lacks rail transport and decent roads.


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                            NATO’s Readiness Action Plan

                            NATO's undertaking more land, sea and air exercises and is creating a new task force, around 5000 strong, which will be able to deploy with 48 hours notice to wherever it is needed. It's all part of RAP or the Readiness Action Plan.


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                              NATO Activates Six Command Units On Eastern Flank With Russia

                              VILNIUS, Lithuania — NATO on Tuesday activated command units in six central and eastern European members to boost defense amid regional tensions over Russia's actions in Ukraine, Lithuania's defence ministry said.

                              "NATO today officially activated NATO force integration units in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania," ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite told AFP.