NATO authorizes new Rapid Response Force to deter Russia

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel , left, and British Prime Minister David Cameron are seated during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
U.S. President Barack Obama, center, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel , left, and British Prime Minister David Cameron are seated during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

NATO will create a new military force based in eastern Europe designed to mobilize quickly in the event of a hostile incursion into the region, officials said Friday.

“Should you even think of attacking one ally, you will be facing the whole alliance,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday at the close of a two-day summit in Wales. The sentiment echoes the decades-old principle at the core of the NATO pact that an attack against any member of the alliance is an attack against all members.

The rapid response force will consist of thousands of troops based in eastern Europe that will give NATO a “continuous presence” in the region, Rasmussen said. Countries will contribute land, air and sea forces to the new unit on a rotating basis, he added.

Concern over Russian expansion into the former Soviet Union’s sphere of influence in eastern Europe, including Ukraine, where the government has been clashing for months with pro-Russian separatists, is a major topic of discussion at this week’s NATO summit in Wales. Though Ukraine is not a NATO member, Russia’s role in the country’s crisis has raised concerns among member states about Kremlin aggression across the region.

“[This force] is a blueprint for NATO of tomorrow,” Rasumussen said.

Time /AP



28 responses to “NATO authorizes new Rapid Response Force to deter Russia”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Meanwhile there’s a Negotiation for a ‘Truce’ going on … while ‘Rebels’ fire artillery shells at houses.

    1. sweetvirgo Avatar

      Sometimes I wonder what is considered a priority??

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Yes, sweets. Hard to figure it out sometimes … even IF they try to present a philosophy attached to it. I assume ‘Peace’ is not a priority these days in some minds. But which is defence and which is attack negotiates not at all – especially on ‘land-grabs’.
        In this one, we should assume SOME people wanted to be Ukrainians, after all.
        In some parts, some ‘voted’ to be Russians. So … why not just go there??

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    For Barabie, and the others with a renewed interest in those nuclear things … and maybe a ‘help’…
    The centre page of my ‘handy dandy’ 35-pg booklet from the 1950’s ‘Self-defence’ advice pamphlet. Quite ‘official’, actually.
    It’s just filled with laughable stuff, and I think by the time it came out, us kids had figured out already that getting under our desks in school [an exercise which could be fun if a girl (always in skirts back then) was sitting beside you] simply wasn’t going to make a hell of a lot of difference; and if you were near ‘ground 0’ it would be more fun to go out and watch the last second of your life. :-))))
    #4 is a real winner.
    #6 would apply to Lebanon. ;-))

    1. $89733098 Avatar

      Kindly refrain from addressing me. U had ur chance but ur backstabbing got the better of u. Maybe it’s just dementia at ur age. Either way I don’t care to converse with someone as low as u.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        WHAT, exactly, was the ‘backstab’?? The one thing. I’d like to know …

        1. Anti ISIS Avatar

          Get with the times 5th, if you are seen to be wiser than others, then your backstabber.

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Oh. Hmmm … I plead innocence in that case. (gotta dumb-down)

          2. Anti ISIS Avatar

            BS 5th, you are guilty as charged. Lol

          3. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Well, spank my bottom .. you caught me. ;-))

          4. $89733098 Avatar

            Then u have no problem with anyone ever accusing u of being a backstabber. Btw you’re, your r two different words my dear unwise sectarian terrorist sympathiser.

  3. Anti ISIS Avatar

    The 3 musketeers planning yet another invasion on a sovereign country. Not this time boys, Russia ain’t no walk in the park. Just ask the Ukrainians.

    1. This is not about invading Russia. This is about defending smaller sovereign nations like those in the former soviet union . If you have not experienced living in a smaller soviet state when Russia ruled the Soviet Union , you cannot imagine how cruel Russia can be . Ask the Czechs the Slovaks, Hungarians, Poles etc etc they will tell you

      1. Anti ISIS Avatar

        Is that what it’s about, helping these smaller countries. “Wow, I just seen a pig fly”. You need your head checked if you think that’s what it’s about. And let me guess, you think the Vietnam, Iraqi and Afghanistan invasions was all about helping these poor people. Would have nice if the US applied the same principles in the past and recent devastating Palestine invasion. Don’t you think.

        1. If You have not lived in a Soviet Union country , you will have no idea what cruelty is . I am talking from a personal experience .
          Stop being rude, I tried to be a gentleman in my remarks. Time to be civil if you want to engage in a civil discssion

          1. Anti ISIS Avatar

            Relax my friend, I’m not being rude. And sorry if you feel I was. In saying that, I can’t believe you could be that naive in relation to your reasoning as to why the US wants to go after Russia. Can you at the very least answer my question as to why the US haven’t applied the same principle in Palestine. And again, I apologize if I offended you.

          2. If you want to know why the US has not applied the same principle in Palestine, then all you need to do is ask the Arab leaders . What you hear from the Arab leaders in public is totally different from what you hear them saying in private discussions with America. Take Syria for instance never fired a shot at Israel in the occupied Golan heights and yet it claims to be the mother of resistance against Israel . Time to understand that we the Arabs lost Palestine in 1948 and we are the ones that cheated the Palestinians. Ask the experts and they will tell you

          3. Anti ISIS Avatar

            So what your saying is the US listens to what the arab leaders tell them. Never knew that the US were that scared of the arabs.

          4. The Arab leaders are supposed to represent the Arabs. Are you suggesting the US should bypass the Arab leaders ?
            Assume they do with whom the US government should communicate about Arab affairs ?
            If the US listens to the Arab leaders this does not imply they are scared of the Arabs. There is something called mutual respect

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Damn, that’s logical. You know you’re supposed to be ‘religious’ here. ;-))
            The small glitch in all of it, is that ‘Arab Leaders’ are not ‘Elected’ like Democratic-nation Leaders, and therefore do not represent their people in the same way. But I agree the USA has no-one else to talk to.

            To some extent, we are back to that screaming question again.
            What ‘system’ works BEST for Human Societies?
            (Assuming they wish to be ‘Humaine’ … at least.)

          6. Anti ISIS Avatar

            There is something more powerful than mutal respect, Money. The only time the US ever gets inolved has to do with money and money alone. However agree with your first point.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Yup. Business. You (we) need to learn how to do it.
            Done ‘right’, most benefit. Can’t expect everyone to be ‘happy’. Majority carries the day. The rest are allowed to bump their gums – even if they benefit.
            (Throwing stones and gas-filled bottles is not ‘bumping the gums’.)

          8. 5thDrawer Avatar

            USA does not want to ‘go after’ Russia. If they had wanted THAT they would have left George Patton in the field, because he was ready, willing, AND able.
            Patton recognized what Stalin had created (they all did) …. and he knew what he & the USA had created with the last great moving army ever.
            The Politicians, unfortunately, still had that ‘sense’ of Stalin being an ‘ALLY’ (although he was Hitler’s Ally first) … and they hauled Patton back for retirement. (killed his ‘spirit’.)
            Politicians are idiots … of course. And Patton was a believer in ‘the system’.
            If he had asked ‘his army’ to come rescue him from Washington at that time, It would have, as it also carried on across the Trans-Siberian railway.
            (the result of that was Americans had to deliver food to Berliners by aircraft for a while … stupid politicians … and Stalin was free to cause the present problems of the Ukraine (and of other countries too).

            (And yes, the ‘theory’ that Patton had become so popular, and competent enough with holding the power he commanded, that it scared the idiots in Washington, is a factor with possibilities to be considered. ;-))

          9. $89733098 Avatar

            Arzatna there’s no doubting the Russians can b cruel but so can every other race. Ask the victims who have been tortured by the Americans, Syrians, polish, Saudis, Iranians, Chinese etc.

        2. $89733098 Avatar

          Funny how u can see that from the US but can’t see it from ur beloved Russia, Iran, asshead and hezbsatan. Repeat after me H Y P O C R I T E. good boy. Tomorrows lesson will b about truth.

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      That’s the point, Farq2. The Ukrainians.

  4. $89733098 Avatar

    The Russians should’ve “rapidly” invaded Ukraine. :p

  5. I have personally known Wesley Clark (ex Pentagon and ex NATO) since he lived next door to my parents house in Germany together with his ugly ex wife in 1975. Clark is a criminal psychopath that belongs on the electric chair. It is disgusting to see this piece of shit sit around in the US media claiming to be an expert on all sorts of subjects.

    Clark lost his NATO job in Europe early because he was very incompetent and among other things has committed a long list of crimes. Such as multiple kidnappings and very heinous torture in 3 different countries in Europe.

    This lying criminal piece of shit belongs on the electric chair for the very long list of crimes that I and a lot of other people have witnessed him commit in Europe. If the media in the US were functioning they would seriously investigate his crimes instead of having the piece of shit sit around on TV and
    claiming to be such an expert on all sorts of subjects.

    If the US had a functioning justice or media system they would finally investigate the long list of crimes that Clark has committed instead of crawling into the ass of that foul criminal animal.

    Below you will find links to my blogs about the case:

    English blog no. 1

    English blog no. 2

    English blog no. 3

    German blog

    Overview blog – English and German text

    Dutch blog

    blog – very recent and not yet finished

    Radio Interview

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