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Bridgehead for US actions in the region: experts on the inclusion of Georgia in the NATO Rapid Reaction Force

Bridgehead for US actions in the region: experts on the inclusion of Georgia in the NATO Rapid Reaction ForceThe possible formation of Georgia as part of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force is a “half-hearted solution,” emphasizing the political drift of the country, but in no way affecting the security environment of the Transcaucasian region. This was stated by the deputy director of the Caucasus Institute, security expert Sergey Minasyan in a conversation with a REGNUM correspondent, commenting on the statement by the head of the Georgian defense ministry, Irakli Alasania, that Tbilisi would become part of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force from Tbilisi onwards.

Georgia will become part of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force from 2015 of the year, Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania told 16 on September 9. According to him, the decision of the North Atlantic Alliance has already been made, and this was "the highest recognition of the Georgian armed forces." According to the minister, the army is practically prepared according to NATO standards. "The entry of Georgian armed forces into this structure shows that the process of our integration into NATO is irreversible," said Irakli Sesiashvili, chairman of the parliamentary committee on defense and national security.

The said decision, as the Armenian expert Minasyan is sure, is due to the lack of prospects for Georgia to join NATO in the foreseeable future. "In the foreseeable future, Georgia will not join NATO, moreover, the Alliance cannot yet resolve issues related to further expansion. Georgia has not yet been submitted even to the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP), after which its membership in the bloc becomes only bureaucratic on the other hand, given the involvement of Georgia in NATO’s programs and peacekeeping operations, there is currently an attempt to find some “half-hearted solutions,” he stressed, adding that in this way dy Georgia and NATO.

Next year, Georgia-NATO cooperation will be 20. Since 1994, the country has been participating in the Partnership for Peace program. Now, almost 1,7 of thousands of Georgian soldiers are serving under the American command in Afghanistan - this is the largest indicator among non-member countries. During the Afghan mission, Georgia lost the soldiers and officers killed by 29. Taking into account the rotation, the school of participation in international operations passed 11 thousand Georgian military, that is more than a third of the entire army. According to Alasania, the presence of the Afghan experience distinguishes the Georgian armed forces from all the armies of the region.

The editor of the National Defense magazine, Russian military expert Igor Korotchenko, considers the admission of Georgia to the NATO Rapid Reaction Force a political decision. Both experts note that a country can become part of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force only after joining the Alliance. “To become part of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force, you first need to join the bloc. Georgia cannot become a full member of the organization due to border disputes. I consider this a political decision that European countries such as Italy and Germany will oppose,” in a conversation with the REGNUM editor of the magazine "National Defense" Igor Korotchenko.

Experts did not agree on the influence of Georgia’s drift on the overall security environment of the Caucasus region. Minasyan considers this to be only a symbolic moment in Georgia-NATO relations, which in no way really influences the regional security situation. "This is more a demonstration of Georgia’s political drift towards NATO, rather than a real shift capable of changing the general configuration of forces in the region," Minasyan said. From the point of view of Korotchenko, a closer relationship between Georgia and NATO in the form of its participation in the bloc’s rapid reaction forces can have a rather negative effect on the entire region. “Firstly, Georgia is a country of aggressor, which still does not recognize such responsibility. Secondly, this can lead to Georgia becoming a springboard for US actions in the region,” Korotchenko concluded.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 23 September 2013 15: 18 New
    Georgia is a supplier of meat for NATO and nothing more. Why sacrifice the Americans when there are Georgians? hi
    The presence of Afghan experience distinguishes the armed forces of Georgia from all the armies of the region.

    Why don't they remember the Russian experience? Ours, too, were not badly "trained" in long-distance running laughing
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 23 September 2013 15: 37 New
      Quote: seasoned
      Georgia is a supplier of meat for NATO and nothing more.

      what kind of warriors the Georgians saw: poses and cowards under a real threat, like that ostrich: ... oops in rags, but his head in the sand. In general, Georgians should be reminded that the Smerch MLRS division is located at the 4 Guards military base in South Ossetia, it will get into Tbilisi just like in a straight line, the warriors are bad.
      1. Sibiryak
        Sibiryak 23 September 2013 15: 55 New
        Quote: seller trucks
        what kind of warriors the Georgians saw: poses and cowards in the face of a real threat

        This is a screen and a verbal blizzard, and the reason I think this is
        Georgia will become a bridgehead for US actions in the region
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 23 September 2013 16: 45 New
          Quote: ....
          a decision has already been made by the North Atlantic Alliance, and this was "the highest recognition of the Georgian armed forces."

          Who do you sculpt Heraclius the humpbacked?

          Your (Georgian) Excellency B.Kh. Obama graciously deigned to command the recognition of the Georgian people as cannon fodder; Americans are already testing psychotropic drugs on Georgian soldiers, is it not enough for you?
    2. Humpty
      Humpty 23 September 2013 16: 14 New
      Quote: seasoned
      Ours, too, were not badly "trained" in long-distance running laughing

      Georgians know how to run, probably it’s from their nature. I remember the Georgian old woman in the 89th and could not catch the evil paratrooper with a sapper shovel.
    3. bif
      bif 23 September 2013 16: 37 New
      The Georgians, apparently, have not yet cooled off the warlike impulse with which they were charged by instructors from the USA and Israel ...
    4. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 23 September 2013 18: 14 New
      Quote: seasoned
      Ours, too, were not badly "trained" in long-distance running

      How's Lermontov? "The timid Georgians fled ..."
  2. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 23 September 2013 15: 28 New
    Georgians are likely to be used as cannon fodder.
    And the stupid Georgian political leadership prefers to stand on the edge of the abyss in complete confidence that it is one step away from the doors to EUROPEAN PARADISE.
  3. Gorinich
    Gorinich 23 September 2013 15: 33 New
    If Georgia again begins to pose a certain threat to the borders of Russia, then Russia should think about an answer ... For example, to divide Georgia by the number of its nationalities ....
  4. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 23 September 2013 15: 38 New
    Quote: "currently there is an attempt to find some kind of "half solutions"
    The Americans, not by washing in such a way, are trying to create a bridgehead for themselves in Transcaucasia. They included the brave warrior Saakashvili in the NATO rapid reaction force. Everyone knows how Georgians can react by destroying the “City” of civilians and Russian peacekeepers. And how they knew how to quickly drape, throwing equipment and weapons, too, everyone saw. You can congratulate NATO on the acquisition of such a "brave" contingent!
  5. Check
    Check 23 September 2013 15: 39 New
    It seems to me not to see Georgia joining NATO as their ears. The NATO members understand that the country's leadership is not adequate, you never know how they want to take revenge on Ossetia, but even in this situation no one will strike for them. because NATO is a stronghold of homosexuals who remind me of hyenas, but it just hurts them a lot (
  6. Akhtuba73
    Akhtuba73 23 September 2013 16: 15 New
    "... this was" the highest recognition of the Georgian armed forces "
    The track on the rail from the boot of a Russian soldier - a pass to NATO?
    So soon the turn will be lined up for us ... Romania, Latvia, etc.
  7. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 23 September 2013 16: 19 New
    If the “big” war starts, and it seems to be getting closer, they will press south of Georgia from Georgia.
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 23 September 2013 16: 37 New
      from Georgia will put pressure on the south of Russia.

      They’ve already tried it once ... for the second time, the Vostok battalion will still not have time to stop - it will take Tbilisi for 7 days.
    2. varov14
      varov14 23 September 2013 18: 53 New
      It is necessary to timely process the dust, in the past, difficult years it perfectly helped with lice.
  8. Wedmak
    Wedmak 23 September 2013 16: 21 New
    Oh yeah. Now everyone urgently needs to fear the Georgian stronghold of NATO. I wonder how many coffins the Georgians will receive before they get to the point that they’re just using them?
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  10. RBLip
    RBLip 23 September 2013 16: 38 New
    what else would they write to understand? this is the inscription on the fence in Gori after 08.08.08.
  11. Unknown
    Unknown 23 September 2013 17: 24 New
    I don’t understand poorly to them, what’s the last time lyuley was cheated? Where are they going? !! fool
  12. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 23 September 2013 17: 34 New
    I recall the destruction of the monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War in Kutaisi when the monument was blown up in the most barbaric way to clear the place for the new Georgian parliament building. A country that does not honor the memory of its heroes will never find new ones.
    1. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 23 September 2013 17: 36 New
      Of course, this is a shame for Georgia.
      They thought that they were destroying the damned Soviet past, but in fact they were destroying themselves.
      Moreover, a woman, a momentous moment, died.
    2. nikcris
      nikcris 23 September 2013 17: 55 New
      God is their judge, they do not know what they did ...
  13. Djozz
    Djozz 23 September 2013 17: 39 New
    They, like the mosquitoes of Louis 18, forgot nothing and did not learn anything!
  14. nikcris
    nikcris 23 September 2013 17: 53 New
    M.Yu. Lermontov smile
    "Timid Georgians fled"
    I want to add - overtaking Russian tanks.
  15. dc120mm
    dc120mm 23 September 2013 20: 19 New
    Georgians have learned nothing!

    Here is the truth !!!

    I am very sorry that our officials are creeping into Opu America and Europeans, BUT I think that there will be no European integration, because the people do not want this.

    I read the comments and .... Bravo, well done laughing