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For three years, NATO has increased the number of rapid reaction troops

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Over the past 3 of the year, the North Atlantic bloc has tripled the composition of the rapid reaction force, and 5 thousand troops can take up combat positions in a few days, reports RIA News Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.




After the crisis in Ukraine in 2014, NATO decided to implement the largest increase in membership over the past few decades. We have tripled the composition of the rapid reaction force, their number has been brought to 40 thousand people, and 5 thousand people are ready to take up combat positions in a few days,
said the Secretary General in an interview with the French weekly Journal du Dimanche.

According to him, since 2014, the alliance has stepped up military exercises, strengthened airspace control in the Baltic countries and deployed "four additional tactical multinational groups on NATO's eastern border."

In addition, the alliance changed its approach to cybersecurity: at the summit in Warsaw in July 2016, the heads of state and government of NATO member countries recognized cyberspace as a “new operational zone of the North Atlantic alliance, along with land, air and sea”.

NATO cyber defense is stronger than ever. A team of 200 people around the clock ensures the protection of the networks of the alliance. In real time, we exchange information about cyber threats with our allies and partners, including the EU, through a malware data exchange platform
explained Stoltenberg.

He noted that the reform of the command, which was announced earlier in Brussels, is designed to "adapt the alliance to the new security situation in Europe and increase the maneuverability of NATO troops."

We are striving to create a new command in order to guarantee the freedom of access and security of the main transatlantic sea routes, as well as to improve the ability of our forces and equipment to move in Europe,
concluded the secretary general.

Recall that Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern about the buildup of forces of the alliance in Europe. A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said earlier that Moscow does not pose a threat to anyone, but will not disregard actions potentially dangerous to its interests.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 December 2017 13: 32 New
    +3
    the North Atlantic bloc tripled the composition of the rapid reaction forces,
    ... increased and will continue to increase ...
    1. Karakut
      Karakut 17 December 2017 13: 37 New
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      the North Atlantic bloc tripled the composition of the rapid reaction forces,
      ... increased and will continue to increase ...

      Are you here again ..?
      The United States has not yet encountered our special forces ..! Evil they are terribly on them .. they will cut with knives and throats teeth
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 17 December 2017 13: 54 New
        +4
        Let them come even closer ... smile
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 17 December 2017 15: 02 New
        +2
        Quote: Karakut
        The United States has not yet encountered our special forces ..! Evil they are terribly on them .. they will cut with knives and throats teeth

        Yes, he went, this Stoltenberg ..... We have tasks much more important and more difficult than to drive mattresses in Europe.
        1. Karakut
          Karakut 17 December 2017 15: 26 New
          +2
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          Quote: Karakut
          The United States has not yet encountered our special forces ..! Evil they are terribly on them .. they will cut with knives and throats teeth

          Yes, he went, this Stoltenberg ..... We have tasks much more important and more difficult than to drive mattresses in Europe.

          Yeah, the guard all were afraid in the days of the Soviet Socialist Republic! They FIG KGB, GRU or the CIA!
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 17 December 2017 13: 40 New
      +5
      5 thousand people are ready to take up combat positions in a few days

      Have we already shot these positions? repeat
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 17 December 2017 14: 00 New
        +2
        Quote: Jedi
        Have we already shot these positions?
        Are you hinting at Iskander? They’ve been shot, shot. They put on their 40.000th corps of bandages of peacekeepers and transfer them to the Donbass to consolidate the possible success of the Armed Forces and block the region. In Transnistria, the situation is frozen, but similar.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 17 December 2017 14: 02 New
          +5
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          Are you hinting at Iskander?

          They got it ...
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          Here they put on their 40.000th corps bandages peacekeepers and transfer to the Donbass

          And their exhaust pipe will not crack?
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 17 December 2017 13: 54 New
      0
      "At times" is how much? It seems like a bunch has become largerlol
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 17 December 2017 14: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: Jedi
        And their exhaust pipe will not crack?

        It’s a very real scenario, if you want to untie this knot, significantly expand your advance to the East and thereby inflict a serious geopolitical defeat on the Russian Federation. In this situation, the Iskander’s benefit is 0.
    4. Blombirus
      Blombirus 17 December 2017 14: 12 New
      +2
      This is not enough for the confrontation with Russia, but it is quite enough for the dispersal of the natives. For this, they were created so that the locals wouldn’t excite.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 17 December 2017 20: 01 New
        +1
        40.000 with its weapons at such a level of readiness --- this can create problems for any country, and Russia is no exception here. They have been created and are being improved to expand NATO to the East.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 17 December 2017 21: 21 New
          0
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          40.000 with its weapons at such a level of readiness --- this can create problems for any country, and Russia is no exception here. They have been created and are being improved to expand NATO to the East.

          So it is true, but it’s one thing to really “react quickly” and be ready to die, and it’s quite another thing to “belong” to the created structure. Here, not so long ago, competitions were held between special forces of different countries. Who do you think won? ........ And now guess who took off the route? ....... I believe that the ellipsis will be filled as it was in reality - the Russian Federation and the USA. Why? Because US fighters can’t figure out why they need to put on blisters and endure hardships if delivery and evacuation issues must be resolved by technical means. Well, they are not ready to “respond quickly”, without vehicles ensuring their comfortable delivery to the place of “risk”, but belonging to the unit significantly increases their official salary. Ours for any have a different motivation.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 December 2017 13: 37 New
    0
    To go nuts! As many as five thousand in a few days? When does Russia have several airborne assault divisions? Well, and how to keep them, such "operational forces"?
    1. _Ugene_
      _Ugene_ 17 December 2017 13: 53 New
      +1
      well, the total number is 40 thousand, which roughly corresponds to the number of our Airborne Forces (about 45 thousand people.)
    2. Thrall
      Thrall 17 December 2017 13: 56 New
      +3
      Reinforcements are coming to us smile


      Dolph Lungren praised the Belarusian Cayman.
    3. Karayakupovo
      Karayakupovo 17 December 2017 18: 38 New
      0
      Why should they hold us? If we can pair them with a pair of Iskanders. Somehow it is not in their favor (Well, they are pressed to our border, and not We).
  3. Alexander War
    Alexander War 17 December 2017 13: 46 New
    +1
    in Finland published secret data on surveillance of the Russian military https://russian.rt.com/world/article/461469-finly
    andiya-publikaciya-razvedka-rossiiskie-voennye
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 17 December 2017 14: 03 New
      +2
      The intelligence center in Tikkakoski specializes in monitoring all areas, but in practice it is focused on Russia. The main line of his activity is the monitoring of the Russian armed forces, namely the detection and recording of military movements in the former LenVO zone.

  4. Kerensky
    Kerensky 17 December 2017 13: 47 New
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    A team of 200 people protects the alliance networks around the clock.

    It’s clear that they’re stitching in the Tanchiki. If there are only 200, then how many in a shift?
  5. assa67
    assa67 17 December 2017 13: 47 New
    +5
    "improve the ability to move our forces in europe"
    what such a hu ... do you make a dog here?
  6. sabakina
    sabakina 17 December 2017 13: 47 New
    +2
    Over the past 3 years, the North Atlantic bloc has tripled the composition of its rapid reaction forces,

    And here it’s not a bit scary! Knowing how they unfold ... even more so if even European roads and bridges are for us ...
    more than 5 thousand troops can take up combat positions in a few days

    Ha, these few days they will only dig out from the sandy beach!
  7. Horst78
    Horst78 17 December 2017 13: 52 New
    +1
    We have tripled the composition of the rapid reaction forces, their number has been brought to 40 thousand people, and 5 thousand people are ready to take up combat positions in a few days,
    said the secretary general
    Hmm what now they understand their concern with Our “SUDDEN EXERCISES” on the transfer of the New count. thousand fighters on hz thousand km. hz where in 2-8 hours.
  8. Simon
    Simon 17 December 2017 13: 57 New
    +1
    Over the past 3 years, the North Atlantic bloc has tripled the composition of its rapid reaction forces. --- This is due to homosexuals and transgender people! recourse laughing
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 17 December 2017 14: 49 New
      +2
      Quote: Simon
      Over the past 3 years, the North Atlantic bloc has tripled the composition of its rapid reaction forces. --- This is due to homosexuals and transgender people!

      No, they are strange response forces
  9. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 17 December 2017 14: 29 New
    +3
    laughing laughing laughing their number has been brought to 40 thousand people, and 5 thousand people are ready to take up combat positions in a few days.

    That is, as an example, coercion towards the peace of the Georgians began, ended, and Nata during this time shmagil "fast-paced" 5 000 digging ?????
    Is it a circus in the brake fluid or the genes of the estoooooontseeeev have infected everyone and everything?
  10. k174oun7
    k174oun7 17 December 2017 14: 44 New
    +1
    more than 5 thousand people are ready to take up combat positions in a few days,
    said the Secretary General in an interview with the French weekly Journal du Dimanche.

    Therefore, so-called 40 quick reaction forces were able to take up combat positions; it took time 8 times longer (multiply by 8 days for several days, i.e. at least a month) At the same time, these unbearable Russians should make it possible to comfortably take up positions, and then, sitting in the trenches, you need to wait for the evil Russians to come to war and begin to attack. Sensibly reasoning, comrade Secretary General of the Central Committee of NATO.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 17 December 2017 15: 01 New
      +3
      Quote: k174un7
      and then, sitting in the trenches, you need to wait for the evil Russians to come to war and begin to attack

      Yes, in general, trouble is with these Russians, they fight where they want, military equipment, they make the best in the world, about bases in other countries. negotiations are in progress. And most importantly, the Americans do not ask permission. Wild country
  11. Krasnyiy komissar
    Krasnyiy komissar 17 December 2017 15: 12 New
    0
    Fresh gayrope meat is being pulled up) Russia should not respond symmetrically to them, increasing the number of troops in the Western Military District, as it requires extra costs. It is much simpler to increase the number of OTRK equipped with missiles with nuclear warheads capable of wiping out all military infrastructure within a radius of 500 km in a few minutes. It would be nice to bring nuclear bombs to the ZVO and TsVO airbases from the storage facilities of the 12th GUMO in order to be able to bring down hundreds of nuclear bombs on the enemy in the first hours of the conflict. Cheap and cheerful!
  12. cannabis
    cannabis 17 December 2017 15: 32 New
    0
    The quick reaction forces are like that goby from a joke: "Dad, dad, look what a chick! Let me run away quickly?" "Eat, eat son. Now we’ll eat this meadow, then slowly go down to the valley and cover the whole herd. Eat, take your time!"
  13. Gardamir
    Gardamir 17 December 2017 16: 07 New
    0
    There is no such word in the Russian language "enemies"! Or now the whole country should in thieves, purely patsansky in kind? Gentlemen moderators, please follow the bazaar.
  14. Приговор
    Приговор 17 December 2017 16: 13 New
    0
    Now everyone understands why the “hegemon” was moving the NATO infrastructure to our borders? One is only a little reassuring, the citizens of these countries have become so universal that fighting transgender people, gays, and other perverts and moral ones have seriously reduced the quality of any troops in the West.
  15. Karayakupovo
    Karayakupovo 17 December 2017 18: 31 New
    0
    For the Iskanders, a great goal. Sami was pressed against our house, we did not call.