Leaders at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit that ended Saturday sought to demonstrate unity among the 28 alliance members as they face multiple threats and uncertainties, from Islamic State to Russia to Brexit. In that, they appeared to succeed. The seeds of discord, however, were also evident, as leaders wait to discover what Russia’s response to the decisions made at the Warsaw summit will be. For Poland and the Baltic states, the 4,000 troops that NATO members agreed to deploy across four countries may not be the end of what’s required, depending on Russia’s actions. At NATO’s last summit just two years ago, leaders announced a smaller rapid reaction force for the Baltic states, to similar fanfare. Further south, Romania and the U.S. are now looking to shift attention to beefing up defenses in the Black Sea region. Saturday’s communique upgraded the Black Sea to an area of “strategic importance” for the alliance. Member governments were given until a meeting of defense ministers in the fall to produce proposals on how to strengthen security there. French concerns For France, however, according to a senior French official, it’s now time for NATO to pause. “We don’t want NATO to do…
- US 6th Fleet Flagship Enters Black Sea for Drills With Ukraine
- Russia tests missiles in Baltic Sea as UK warned Skripal case 'won't end well'
- Russian rocket tests force closing of Baltic Sea airspace
- Ratas in Brussels: Trump wants a stronger NATO, leaders seemingly agree
- Turkey prepares for more roles in NATO
- In, out and down in NATO
- Russia launches missile tests from Navy cruiser in latest deadly weapons boast
- Turkey wants NATO to give more
- Russia Launches Missile Tests in Baltic Sea, Forcing Partial Closure of Airspace
- NATO split to deepen unless allies acquire a shared threat perception
Baltics to Black Sea: NATO unity may be tested by next challenge have 306 words, post on at July 10, 2016. This is cached page on Vietnam Colors. If you want remove this page, please contact us.