On June 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the military would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its arsenal this year capable of “penetrating” any current missile defense systems, EMerging Equity reported last week, following the news published by Radio Free Europe (RFE).
On June 22, EMerging Equity noted that NATO’s new high-readiness ‘Spearhead’ force has been deployed for the first time.
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance would approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, according to Forces TV.
“NATO defence ministers will take a decision to further increase the strength and capacity of the NATO Response Force to between 30,000-40,000 troops,” Stoltenberg said.
“Russia is pouring troops and weapons — including missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads — into its western exclave of Kaliningrad at such a rate that the region is now one of Europe’s most militarized places,” EMerging Equity noted today, June 23, following the news published by RFE.
NATO Defense ministers meeting in Brussels face renewed vocal threats from an assertive Kremlin
BRUSSELS—NATO defense ministers will gather Wednesday facing a challenge they have not confronted since the end of the Cold War: vocal nuclear threats from an assertive Kremlin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week he’s adding 40 inter-continental ballistic missiles to Russia’s arsenal. Moscow has incorporated nuclear components into its recent military exercises, and it has increased flights of nuclear-capable bombers. Russia’s leaders in recent months have repeatedly cited the country’s nuclear capabilities.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is struggling to respond without further stirring up the landscape…
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