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NATO countries have decided to strengthen the defense capabilities of the organization

At a meeting on Thursday, the heads of defense departments of the NATO countries decided to continue strengthening the potential of the alliance from cyber defense to air defense systems and nuclear deterrence, reports RIA News.

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, "new goals in the area of ​​forces and equipment partly concern the staffing and training of existing military units, and partly the creation of additional units, land, sea, military and cyber formations."

As the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, stated, the plans "relate to everything from cyberspace to nuclear deterrence."

Stoltenberg, in turn, noted that it is, among other things, “strengthening air defense capacities, including maritime air defense systems and strengthening the Air Force through aircraft that can operate under access restriction conditions (A2 / AD)”.

The alliance command supported its plans with updated data on the growth of military spending. According to the organization, published yesterday, "in 2017, the cumulative military budget of the alliance will increase from 920,1 billion euros in 2016 to 945,9 billion euros".

Stoltenberg also told reporters that the alliance would maintain a military presence in Afghanistan after the 2017 year. According to him, "15 of the countries participating in the mission have already made statements about strengthening the national contingent." However, he did not specify how many soldiers they decided to allocate.
Photos used:
AFP 2017 / Thierry Charlier

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  1. Ihrek
    Ihrek 30 June 2017 08: 37
    All these are commercial projects of the “empire of lies”, projects leading the world to the abyss.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 June 2017 08: 44
    Oh, come on. "Made a decision" - so what? Allocate more money to officials - that’s security and increase! wassat
  3. Topotun
    Topotun 30 June 2017 08: 53
    Our "partners" seem to have decided to become us even bigger "partners". Maybe after all they should not be called partners? For the whole history of Russia, this gang has never considered us partners. Unless, when our soldiers fought for their interests.
    1. Logall
      Logall 30 June 2017 09: 01
      They are simply afraid. Sometimes it seems that including myself. Himself more ...
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 30 June 2017 09: 33
        Logall Today, 09:01 ↑ New
        They are simply afraid.

        ... that's right, there is something to shake these crazy about ... laughing
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 June 2017 09: 30
    ... looking at their "curious" faces - the geyropeytsy globalize !!! laughing
  5. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 30 June 2017 09: 50
    But were there times, when NATO did not strengthen? maybe it once disarmed?
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 June 2017 10: 16
    up to 945,9 billion euros

    This money is for good purposes. Shock the European members as Moreover, one needs to think about the material (free) support of migrants, and this is also a decent cost. Yes, and Ukraine at the door with forever outstretched hand.
  7. Alexander Abdrakhmanov
    Alexander Abdrakhmanov 30 June 2017 12: 05
    For officials from NATO - the roof comes from gratuitous money that comes from taxpayers. In cases of conflict, they will be washed off first, and the people will remain a victim to them.
  8. 3 Gradient
    3 Gradient 1 July 2017 03: 06
    Trump has introduced ... an element of uncertainty into NATO ....
    So what is next...
    Swan, cancer and ... pike ....
    Tear down the Atlantic Alliance ....
    To chips ...
    Who wants to ... pay as much ... 2%!
    DOCTOR ZLO 1 July 2017 18: 59
    The military-industrial complex of the NATO countries needs new orders ...