Thursday, 5 May 2016

Stephen Cohen on the John Bachelor Show - 05/03/2016

NATO Guns along the Russian Frontier - Stephen F. Cohen



(Photo: ‪#Lithuania celebrates 25th anniversary of the restoration of its independence, flying flags of #EU and @nato allies.)

#NATO Guns along the #Russian Frontier. Stephen F. Cohen, #NYU#Princeton,

The NATO is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern European member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday (2 May), in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.

"The Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – which joined NATO in 2004, have requested greater presence of the alliance, fearing a threat from Russia after it annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

Poland, which will host the NATO Warsaw summit on 8-9 July, has asked the alliance to agree to deploy ‘substantial’ numbers of forces and equipment in Central and Eastern Europe to ensure the region’s security in the face of a more aggressive Russia….”


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