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NATO to Massively Increase Number of Troops on High Alert to Over 300,000

HeadlineJun 28, 2022

In Germany, leaders of the G7 condemned Russia’s latest attacks as “sickening,” “cruel” and “horrendous” and pledged to support Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion “for as long as it takes.” G7 leaders concluded their summit with a pledge to spend $5 billion this year to help ensure worldwide food security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exacerbated a global food crisis. 

Today President Biden is traveling to a summit of NATO leaders in Madrid, where NBC reports he will announce an extended buildup of U.S. troops in Poland and the Baltic nations. Ahead of the summit, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance would massively increase the number of its forces on high alert — from 40,000 to more than seven times that amount.

Jens Stoltenberg: “We will transform the NATO response force and increase the number of our high-readiness forces to well over 300,000.”

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