WW3 Scenario: NATO Promises To Meet Russian Aggression With Force
When it comes to ensuring the security of its allied countries, NATO is not keen to take any chances. It has confirmed that it is beefing up forces in the hopes that it will serve as an effective deterrence to Russian aggression. Nonetheless, the alliance has made it clear that it is not looking to wage a new Cold War.Advertisement
For some time now, NATO has spoken openly about plans to station four multinational battalions in the Baltic region to serve as both a collective defense and deterrence of the entire alliance. The United States, Germany, and United Kingdom have long promised they can deploy about 1,000 troops each for this cause.
Today, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that Canada shall also be leading one of its battalions. Aside from this, Stoltenberg announced that 18 of the NATO allies will be increasing their defense expenditures, which will be allotted mainly to major equipment and R&D.
Meanwhile, Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz told the Associated Press that the deterrence force NATO amasses should be more than enough for Russia to “forget about threatening Poland” or any of its NATO allies.
Macierewicz explained, “Only a show of real readiness to defend our borders can effectively halt Russia’s aggressive intentions.”
Today, Operation Atlantic Resolve is still in full swing. The U.S. Army said that its 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division has brought back Abrams Main Battle Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles to help secure the Baltic region as well as central and southeastern Europe when they took over on July 1.
At the same time, the U.S. Army said that preparations are underway for a military exercise known as Saber Guardian, a training event meant to strengthen interoperability between the U.S., Romania, NATO as well as Partnership for Peace nations. For Saber Guardian, the U.S. army had shipped out around 300 wheeled and tracked military vehicles from Charleston, South Carolina to Romania.
Meanwhile, Stoltenberg maintains that NATO remains open for a dialogue with Russia. In fact, the plan is to have a meeting with Moscow after the Warsaw Summit.
“We believe that we need dialogue more now when we see increased tensions, more military activity; then the importance of political channels, political dialogue but also military to military lines of communications are even more important,” Stoltenberg said.