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NATO to strengthen its response force

05.02.2015 13:15

The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg at the start of the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers said under the pretext of facing security issues: "We are adapting our posture and our forces to this changing security environment. To conduct NATO?s full range of missions. And to deal with challenges from any direction."

He gave the details of the bloc measures: "I expect that the ministers will agree on several important elements of a package that increases our collective defence. And that is about enhancing our NATO Response Force. The current size is around 13,000. I expect that they will decide on a force which will be around 30,000 and part of that enhanced NATO Response Force, I expect will be the establishment of this Spearhead Force, which I expect will be of a size of around 5,000."

He also expects the defense ministers of NATO member-states to decide on the six command and control units which are going to be established in six of the "eastern allies".