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American expert called on Brussels to use NATO's "Rapid Reaction Force" against Russia

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In the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO could use against the Russians the "most effective" military instrument of the alliance - the rapid reaction forces created specifically for such situations. This opinion was expressed by American expert Professor John R. Denis in his article for DefenseNews.


According to the author, Europe should respond to Russia's "aggression" with the help of the NATO Response Force - NRC, created specifically to respond to such crises. However, the American expert has doubts that the EU will be able to "adequately" respond to Russia's actions, i.e. use military force.

The rapid reaction forces are much smaller compared to the "tens of thousands" of Russian troops concentrated on NATO's eastern flank, the author writes, but sending them to countries bordering Russia could "calm down" populations fearing a Russian invasion. On the other hand, the application of the NRC requires a consensus among NATO member states, since the forces are multinational. The expert draws attention to the fact that lately it has become more and more difficult to make decisions in NATO, since different countries have different attitudes towards the events taking place.

Despite this, the author calls on Brussels to use the Rapid Reaction Force as a military response to Russia's "aggressive" behavior in Eastern Europe.

Meanwhile, NATO has already stated that Ukraine is not a member of the alliance and that Article 5 of the NATO Charter does not apply to it, so neither rapid reaction forces nor any others will fight for Ukraine. Brussels hopes that the crisis will be resolved peacefully. Otherwise, NATO will express concern and threaten Russia with "taking action."
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  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 28 November 2021 10: 57
    +3
    "strategists", damn it. Everyone is planning. Show their value.
    1. Troll
      Troll 28 November 2021 11: 07
      +9
      By and large, the supreme headquarters must plan. They always plan. This is their job. Don't care. Our plans will plan counter-plans for their plans.
    2. svp67
      svp67 28 November 2021 12: 48
      +11
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      "strategists", damn it. Everyone is "planning"

      But what I like about our people is the willingness to joke, to smite any enemy on the spot ...

      Having learned from Bloomberg's publication the schedule of the invasion of Ukraine, the servicemen of the Russian army, FINALLY, were able to draw up their vacation schedule for 2022 ... tongue
    3. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 28 November 2021 13: 51
      +2
      So, according to the statements of the idiots, the number of NATO soldiers near the border with Russia is gradually increasing, under a good pretext! Then there will be a preemptive attack under the pretext of protecting polar bears and such a
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 November 2021 15: 26
        +1
        Quote: seregatara1969
        from so, according to the statements of idiots, the number of NATO soldiers at the border with Russia is gradually increasing, under a good pretext!

        And in the west now, they only shout that they are defending Europe a new order, and the liberation of Russia from Putin, that Hitler and his sadists brought freedom to the peoples of the USSR and, most importantly, "liberation from Bolshevism, during WWI, Kaiser's Germany liberated Russia from the hated tsarist regime, and in 1242 the Teutons defended Europe from the advancement of the Slavic tribes to the West. Read any memoirs of the Nazis, then from general to private you will find these words. Here are the memoirs of an Austrian, SS Untersturmführer Div. year (a journalist by education), this is one, though controversial, but more or less advectively evaluating WWII.
        But he sounds everywhere "The heroes who carried freedom in the east, the liberation of Russia from the Bolsheviks and Jews", in general, angels, and immediately writes "We conducted the tactics of the scorched earth, we took the most valuable equipment, cattle and a lot of bread."
        Nothing can be expected from the West except "burnt earth" and slavery.
        1. Dimka75
          Dimka75 28 November 2021 15: 41
          -9
          Nothing can be expected from the west except "burnt earth" and slavery

          And you just from NATO Estonia wrote your commentary - I suppose in shackles, sitting on an unplanned stool, in holey socks, on a clay floor?
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 28 November 2021 16: 15
            +5
            Quote: Dimka75
            And now you have written your comment from NATO Estonia - I suppose in shackles,

            And you write from the ruins of Bandera and regret that you are not taken to NATO. They won't take you there, you are very sick, because there are still smart people left in NATO, not all of them have been transferred.
    4. Terenin
      Terenin 28 November 2021 14: 08
      +3
      No one is stopping this professor from coming to the border with Russia and raising ... whoever he wants to attack.
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 28 November 2021 14: 15
        +2
        Quote: Terenin
        No one is stopping this professor from coming to the border with Russia and raising ... whoever he wants to attack.

        That's it! And what is he calling Brussels? I would send my appeal to my president. Use the guard and the police in Washington, for example.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 November 2021 15: 31
        +1
        Quote: Terenin
        No one is stopping this professor from coming to the border with Russia and raising ... whoever he wants to attack.

        To create a volunteer grenadier division "Lyokha Zavalny" and to its full height to the drumbeat of a "goose" NATO step ...
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 28 November 2021 11: 01
    +4
    American expert called on Brussels to use NATO's "Rapid Reaction Force" against Russia
    ... "Ostap" has suffered ... the Hirst case is alive and well.
  4. pyagomail.com
    pyagomail.com 28 November 2021 11: 02
    +5
    If the rulers of Ukraine nevertheless blow the roof, and they really, although warned by Putin, will seriously rush to Donbass, then NATO will express concern and threaten Russia with “taking measures.” - nothing more.
    1. isv000
      isv000 28 November 2021 14: 30
      +4
      Quote: pyagomail.ru
      If the rulers of Ukraine nevertheless blow the roof, and they really, although warned by Putin, will seriously rush to Donbass, then NATO will express concern and threaten Russia with “taking measures.” - nothing more.

      Do not let the boilers out, drive the APU into the territory of Russia, then - for illegal border crossing, in transit, to BAM - to arrange an embankment and to drag rails, after two years - back, to Donbass - to build, repair, paint ... soldier
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 November 2021 17: 05
        +1
        Quote: isv000
        then - for illegal border crossing, in transit, on the BAM - to arrange an embankment and drag rails

        BAM can wait, there is one branch, but the Murmansk-Petropavlovsk railway in Kamchatka requires labor.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 28 November 2021 17: 22
      0
      Quote: pyagomail.ru
      “NATO will express concern and threaten Russia with“ taking action. ”No more.

      As always: theater, backstage extras.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 November 2021 11: 02
    +9
    Professor John R. Denis
    The professor wants to fight with Russia so much he can't eat? The professor does not quite understand the bureaucratic troubles both in NATO and in the EU, and he does not feel well versed in military affairs either. But the most interesting thing is further
    sending them to countries bordering Russia, could "calm down" the populationfearing a Russian invasion
    And the professor is aware that NATO troops have long been hanging out in the Baltics on an ongoing basis, and in Ukraine NATO instructors, scouts and other trash cans like fleas on a stray dog. So the question is why there is no calming, but on the contrary hysterical squeals about the "Russian threat"? Eh professor, professor ...
    1. spirit
      spirit 28 November 2021 12: 04
      +3
      The professor does not quite understand the bureaucratic troubles

      Exactly! In its current state, due to a bunch of bureaucracy, these "rapid reaction" forces will
      To act much slower than the national ones. Now the rift between the United States and Europe in NATO is clearly visible, from this and the desire of the latter to create its own Euro-bloc. Until then, individual members of the alliance will constantly put a spoke in their wheels not wanting to go to the wars of the Americans hi
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 November 2021 17: 25
        0
        Quote: spirit
        Exactly! In its current state, due to a bunch of bureaucracy, these "rapid reaction" forces will

        "and who will run for vodka with us?"
  6. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 28 November 2021 11: 03
    +5
    And this professor himself does not want to come to the aid of new friends? Take a machine gun, put on an armor and hold back the eastern "barbarians" in the trenches?
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 28 November 2021 13: 42
      +2
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      And this professor himself does not want to come to the aid of new friends? Take a machine gun, put on an armor and hold back the eastern "barbarians" in the trenches?

      No, this is not at all a distinctive feature of mattresses. They are more and more sharpened on dirty tricks, such as pushing someone with their foreheads, adding oil to the fire, pulling chestnuts out of the fire with someone else's hands, but how to expose their cunning face under attack, then they will stand on the sidelines as observers. And now, in order to solve the "muddiness" created by them, they are not eager to send their marines, but are calling on Europe to do so.
  7. Palestinian
    Palestinian 28 November 2021 11: 15
    +6
    here they are being dragged into the conflict by every conceivable and inconceivable ... apparently the states are pressing ... they need a war, oh, how they need it
  8. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 28 November 2021 11: 23
    +3
    The American media and Professor Denis do not, of course, make decisions about the use of NATO. But their desire to involve NATO in a very likely clash between Ukraine and Russia is alarming!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 28 November 2021 17: 10
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
      But their desire to involve NATO in a very likely clash between Ukraine and Russia is alarming!

      Mass media retired generals and politicians and all the experts of the "home spill" want clashes between Ukraine and Russia, but acting generals never want war. There is a good example of WWII when Hitler and Japanese generals wanted war. History always goes in circles, only times change.
  9. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 28 November 2021 11: 25
    +1
    ... "This opinion was expressed by the American expert Professor John R" ...
    Simply put, another chatterbox shakes the air, that's all!
    Moreover, he is an outspoken layman in the structure of NATO.
    Why should the alliance come into conflict with Russia over a country that is not a NATO member?
    And secondly, NATO for the participation of its representatives in hostilities must be adopted by unanimous "approval" by all members.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 28 November 2021 11: 44
      +2
      Eugene, if you tell a person for a long time that he is a pig, then the person himself will believe in it. This was not said by me, but by one from Berlin in the last century.
      1. Charik
        Charik 28 November 2021 11: 59
        +2
        “If you say to a person all the time that he is a 'pig', then he really will ultimately grunt.” - Maxim Gorky
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 November 2021 15: 43
        +1
        Quote: sabakina
        if you tell a person for a long time that he is a pig, then the person himself will believe in it

        "If you live with pigs, then you yourself will soon grunt."
  10. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 28 November 2021 11: 34
    +1
    Pull the helmet over the professor and send the terrible Russians to frighten the frontier patrol to the intolerant polar bears in NATO's Norway! There, the brown adrenaline of courage is not as shameful as it spreads through trousers in the south, but immediately freezes on the spot, you can safely take pictures for your beloved DefenseNews! lol
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 28 November 2021 11: 36
    +2
    It's a pity these "forces" ... They, in the event of a serious mess, will be simply superfluous. They are not very suitable for the functions of detachments ... And why can they still be used in such a mess?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 28 November 2021 15: 48
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      It's a pity these "forces" ... They, in the event of a serious mess, will be simply superfluous. They are not very suitable for the functions of detachments ...

      It's a pity it's a pity, but it looks like they have already begun to prepare European people, saying that "guys, war is inevitable again, like in 1941, Russia is ready to attack Europe, and crush our European freedom, democracy and the conquests of capitalism."
  12. Alexey Sommer
    Alexey Sommer 28 November 2021 11: 48
    -1
    American expert called on Brussels to use NATO's "Rapid Reaction Force" against Russia

    Let the expert use his head, at least occasionally.
  13. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 28 November 2021 11: 48
    -2
    Will anyone shut up this bubbling feces? Moderators! Why on the site this unscientific fantasy, this stinking hysteria. Is it such a cunning idea or a desire to continue to wag the nerves of users?
  14. Prisoner
    Prisoner 28 November 2021 11: 59
    +1
    Another chatter of another armchair expert. And irresponsible.
  15. faterdom
    faterdom 28 November 2021 12: 24
    +2
    American expert Professor John R. Denis

    From the side of these forces of rapid reaction, advancing on Russia, this professor must undoubtedly be sent in the forefront, for such courageous forces are terribly lacking even in these forces.
    Madness and courage, as they say.
  16. musorg
    musorg 28 November 2021 12: 34
    +1
    No, to use your own, so no, let it be better NATO. This is the whole essence of the United States!
  17. Serge-667
    Serge-667 28 November 2021 13: 05
    +1
    Well, in NATO, unlike any iksperds, there are normal adequate generals. They understand very well that you shouldn't rattle your weapons in the open with Russia. And, even more so, to fit in for the third world countries.
  18. Vdi73
    Vdi73 28 November 2021 13: 08
    +1
    The professor's excrement, put in the vanguard of the NATO rapid reaction force, in which case. A hawk, thousands of kilometers away from the conflict, in the front row, will immediately put a bunch in his pants and everything will drain down his pants.
  19. Freedim
    Freedim 28 November 2021 13: 09
    +1
    We have been in Paris, we have been in Berlin .. in Warsaw, Prague, Vienna too .. I haven’t had to in Brussels yet .. we are waiting for "they will invite you to visit".
  20. Gulnara Vakhitova
    Gulnara Vakhitova 28 November 2021 13: 11
    +1
    Oh, these western warriors will quickly react to a simple Russian "woof" .... and their western pants will be filled with lightning speed ... with western guano (m! .. Well ... only western generals have diapers ... and they already on the base ... why ... generals are more valuable than personnel ... and Western generals with a full set of generals' contents in diapers will be rescued ... well, something like that ...
  21. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 28 November 2021 13: 19
    0
    Otherwise, NATO will express concern and threaten Russia with "taking action."

    We know roughly what a "measure" is (roughly a bucket), but "taking a measure" is somehow difficult to imagine.
    1. Vasily Onischuk
      Vasily Onischuk 28 November 2021 13: 21
      +1
      And this is how much health is enough.
      1. Serge-667
        Serge-667 28 November 2021 14: 27
        0
        I have enough for one and a half liters. Then it somehow storms ..
  22. Vasily Onischuk
    Vasily Onischuk 28 November 2021 13: 21
    +2
    Are they completely goofs there? NATO Rapid Reaction Force against Russia, hello nuclear war. And the winners of such a war will be rats, mice, cockroaches and other small animals.
  23. sen
    sen 28 November 2021 13: 38
    -1
    American expert called on Brussels to use NATO's "Rapid Reaction Force" against Russia

    Abroad in NATO, their total number is 1,5 million. Of these, 990 thousand people. - Americans (30 thousand people are permanently stationed in Europe). They are consolidated into rapid deployment army corps (AK). A total of nine corps: united AK (UAC) BR, Eurocorps BR, German-Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, German-Danish-Polish AK BR. The AK includes: marines, armored, armored cavalry, motorized infantry, mechanized and other formations. The MTR forces are necessarily included in the composition of the BR forces.
    1. bk316
      bk316 29 November 2021 13: 35
      0
      American expert called on Brussels to use NATO's "Rapid Reaction Force" against Russia

      Abroad in NATO, their total number is 1,5 million.


      Che for nonsense write, whom "THEM"? The NATO Rapid Reaction Force is 40000 people, until recently 25000
      1. sen
        sen 29 November 2021 13: 37
        +2
        The NATO Rapid Reaction Force is 40000 people, until recently 25000

        So from the "Foreign Military Review" taken. True old. Data for wartime, in peacetime, of course, is significantly less. "30 thousand people are permanently located in Europe"
        1. bk316
          bk316 29 November 2021 14: 40
          0
          Read carefully. 1.5 million is the number of the combined forces of the alliance (already 1.7 million) The article is about the rapid reaction forces. What does it mean to explain or google it yourself? On the Internet there are tasks and structure and weapons and numbers.
  24. Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 28 November 2021 14: 16
    +3
    Reminded the situation upon arrest:
    - Anything you say will be used against you!
    - Synchrophasotron!
    - What's that?
    - Fuck you use a synchrophasotron against me! (with)
  25. Alexander Zima
    Alexander Zima 28 November 2021 14: 25
    0
    Apparently, Russia lacks such brave generals as in the United States ... maybe they should still come to Russia and finally raise the Russian infantry, sleeping on the rubble for eight years, into the attack ..
  26. Berg berg
    Berg berg 28 November 2021 15: 12
    -2
    And in response to receive nuclear strikes on American cities! Pancake warriors!
  27. Mikhail Zhikharev
    Mikhail Zhikharev 28 November 2021 15: 24
    0
    Can use but won't. We can too, but we'll see ...
  28. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 29 November 2021 07: 33
    0
    There is a good proverb (about such experts): ".. bad nightingale, bad songs ..."! Discuss this nonsense, do not respect yourself!
  29. Victorio
    Victorio 29 November 2021 18: 45
    0
    heat up the situation, prepare public opinion. it remains to decide on the introduction of troops to "protect" Ukraine. even then Russia will have to send troops to the LDNR
  30. Palmyra
    Palmyra 29 November 2021 18: 45
    0
    As always, by someone else's hands ...
  31. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 30 November 2021 12: 16
    -1
    "Rapid reaction forces", which can manage to transfer from the western border of pshekia to the eastern one in two weeks?