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NATO currently has few forces in the Baltics, and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have very limited militaries of their own.

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From AFP:  NATO should beef up its maritime arm in response to the rising threat from an increasingly "bold" and "aggressive" Russia, commanders said Wednesday.

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When NATO granted new powers to its top military commander last week, enabling Gen. Philip Breedlove to mobilize quick-reaction troops for deployment against a gathering threat, it marked a step forward in the alliance's attempt to transform itself into a more fleet-footed fighting force.

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Today's global security environment is the most unpredictable I have seen in 40 years of service.

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There is a growing chorus of political analysts, arms control experts, and government officials who are sounding the alarm, trying to call the world's attention to its drift toward disaster. The prospect of a major war, even a nuclear war, in Europe has become thinkable, they warn, even plausible.

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Sweden is set to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence as a Contributing Participant. This cooperation format at the knowledge hub is open for non-NATO nations.

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Unless Europe and the United States act swiftly, the situation in Ukraine is about to get worse — possibly a lot worse.

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Sweden's top military commander says Russian fighter pilots are behaving in an increasingly aggressive manner in northern Europe, flying dangerously close to Swedish Air Force jets and in some cases even releasing flares at them.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is not done in eastern Ukraine, NATO's top commander said on Thursday, cautioning that Russia has been building up supplies on its border with Ukraine and keeping its military options open.

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On Monday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of Germany joining NATO, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gently reminded Berlin that the suggested minimum defense spending for alliance members is 2 percent of GDP.

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