Defense News cites the Atlantic Council for its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards dinner where  Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the NATO supreme allied commander, delivered remarks:

ATO has accused Russia of sending non-uniformed military into eastern Ukraine to take over government buildings. At the same time, more than 100,000 Russian troops have massed on the near the Ukrainian border.

“We need to stay focused on the situation and be ready to appropriately respond to whatever path Russia decides to take,” Gen. Philip Breedlove, the NATO supreme allied commander, said at an Atlantic Council event in Washington on Wednesday evening.

“Over the long term, NATO must adapt to Russia’s new model of using force to achieve its state objectives,” he said. “This will require strategic adaptation to meet the demands of the 21st century in deterrence and assurance.”

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