NATO stages exercise as rearming Russia worries some allies




 
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NATO stages exercise as rearming Russia worries some allies
 
November 1st, 2013  
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NATO stages exercise as rearming Russia worries some allies
By Peter Apps LONDON (Reuters) - When NATO forces start a major exercise in Latvia and Poland this weekend, they will be rehearsing how to oust an anonymous invading enemy from a fictional region. For some, however, exercise "Steadfast Jazz" will test how the Western alliance could deploy rapid reaction forces to its eastern flank - which borders Russia. A militarily resurgent and swiftly rearming Russia is alarming NATO states that lie close to its territory, chiefly the Baltic States. Other alliance members are simply baffled, wondering why Moscow feels the need to spend vast sums on meeting a threat from the West they say will never materialize.

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