NATO States Create New Multilateral Force

Great Britain and several other states are going to create a new joint expeditionary force (JEF)

This was reported by Censor.NET citing Financial Times.

In response to the Russian aggression in Ukraine, NATO will create joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel.

Countries involved at present include Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway and the Netherlands. Canada has also expressed an interest in taking part. The announcement of the force's creation is expected next week by British prime minister David Cameron in his position as host of the biennial Nato summit in Wales.

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The aim is to create a fully functioning, division-sized force for rapid deployment and regular, frequent exercises. Officials involved in the planning say it will have the capacity to increase significantly in size. The force will incorporate air and naval units as well as ground troops and will be led by British commanders, with other participating nations contributing a range of specialist troops and units.

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The model for the new JEF will be Britain's expeditionary force with France, which has been years in the making and is due to be fully operational by 2016. Co-ordinating a force across seven nations is likely to be an even bigger endeavour.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n300308