In the News March 18
NATO’s Stepped Up War Preparations
NATO Resets “Collective Defence and Deterrence for Longer Term”
NATO has announced that it is resetting its “collective defence and deterrence for the longer term.” The announcement was made following a March 16 meeting of defence ministers from NATO member countries, along with those of Finland, Sweden, Georgia and the European Union. Ukraine’s defence minister Oleksii Reznikov was invited to speak.
The meeting said NATO requires “substantially more forces in the eastern part of the Alliance, more Allied air power and significant numbers of combat ships.”
Last year NATO members adopted an aggressive NATO 2030 agenda as a blueprint for war with Russia. 2021 was the seventh consecutive year of increased military spending by Canada and all European NATO member states, totalling more than U.S. $260 billion since 2014. NATO’s agenda is to keep that momentum going.
The meeting also announced that on March 24 NATO will hold an extraordinary meeting of member heads of state and government to further discuss what measures NATO will take to enhance its “defensive” war footing in Europe.
In June, the heads of state of all NATO members will hold a summit in Madrid to adopt NATO’s next “Strategic Concept.”
(TML Daily, posted March 18, 2022)