NATO looks to weapons, extra troop rotations to bolster eastern flank

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday weapons positioned in Eastern European countries and extra troop rotations are to support the alliance’s already strengthened presence in the region. Stoltenberg, speaking at a press conference in Brussels, said “pre-positioned equipment – weapons – is essential for any rapid reinforcement.” The extra forces are to be “earmarked, pre-assigned for that specific territory, meaning that they will train, they will rotate in and out, they will know the country, the territory,” Stoltenberg said. NATO already increased its military presence al…

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