[Madrid 29th Reuters]–The leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have agreed on the 29th to increase the number of ready-to-use units to respond to crises to more than 300,000 after 2023. It will significantly increase from the previous 40,000 people and respond to Russia, which is recognized as a direct threat.
The new model is similar to the NATO army of the Cold War era. “NATO leaders have decided to radically shift defense and deterrence to respond to the new security reality,” said Stoltenberg. “Strengthen eastern NATO combat units to the brigade level. Immediate response. Transform your troops and increase your responsiveness to more than 300,000. “
In addition, a unit will be designated for the defense of eastern NATO, and a large amount of military equipment will be stockpiled to accelerate deployment when reinforcements are needed. According to Stortemberg, this is the first pre-deployment after the end of the Cold War.