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NATO wants Europe’s civilian infrastructure ready for war

NATO wants Europe’s civilian infrastructure ready for war

NATO wants Europe’s civilian infrastructure ready for war

Defense ministers from the 29 NATO states arrived in Brussels to begin discussions on a “revision” of the NATO Command Structure. What is envisioned is a new command to protect sea lines between North America and Europe, and another to “improve the movement of troops and equipment within Europe.”

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Stoltenberg believes that a revision of NATO’s structure is necessary to tackle the alleged threat from Russia. Thus, for the purpose of “deterrence and collective defense,” the alliance wants European roads to be ready to handle the rapid mobilization of tanks, artillery and the like.

“This is not only about commands. We also need to ensure that roads and bridges are strong enough to take our largest vehicles, and that rail networks are equipped for the rapid deployment of tanks and heavy equipment,” Stoltenberg said Tuesday at the pre-ministerial press conference. “NATO has military requirements for civilian infrastructure, and we need to update these to ensure that current military needs are taken into account.”

NATO hopes that national governments and the private sector will cooperate to take the measures necessary, emphasizing that the European Union has an “important role to play.”

While troop and equipment movement across Europe will be demarcated, the proposed Atlantic Command, Stoltenberg believes, would strengthen the military bloc’s “ability to protect the sea lines which are so critical for a transatlantic alliance.”

“We have to be able to move forces, troops, across the Atlantic from North America to Europe. And it will include a command which is focused on and responsible for the movement of troops within Europe, which is of course also of a great importance,” Stoltenberg said.

NATO currently has seven commands with a total of some 7,000 personnel, compared with 33 and 22,000 respectively at the height of the Cold War. Stoltenberg argued that the new structure is needed to adapt to NATO’s reality in the present security climate.

Dutch marines board American Chinook transport helicopters to conduct an air assault during Noble Jump 2017 © Corporal Jasper Verolme / Mediacentrum Defensie

“We have been very focused on out-of-area expeditionary military operations, now we have to continue to be focused on expeditionary operations but at the same time increase the focus on collective defense in Europe, and that's the reason why we are adopting the command structure,” Stoltenberg explained.

It is also hoped that there will be the possibility of integrating into the cyber domain. “In every military operation, in any foreseeable possible military mission or operation of NATO, there will be a cyber component, so cyber is more and more integrated into everything we do and therefore we will also discuss how we can strengthen... the cyber element” the secretary general said.

Russia has yet to comment on the proposed changes. Moscow, though, has repeatedly voiced concerns over NATO’s buildup on Russia’s borders, which has accelerated in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. Late last month, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Moscow needs to be mindful of its western borders.

“We’re implementing a set of measures to neutralize the emerging challenges and threats,” Shoigu said. He added that the Western Military District will receive more than 1,800 pieces of new and modernized hardware by the end of this year.

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Comment by Less Prone on November 9, 2017 at 1:52pm

Bankers Hate Peace: All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

In essence, war is business that supports the population reduction agenda. We believe that the wars are between nations while in fact they are  waged between the usury cabal and the rest of the world. 

The bullets are coming from enemy nation's gun barrels, but the guns and bullets are provided by the usurers who control their aiming and triggers as if they did the shooting personally.

Comment by DTOM on November 9, 2017 at 7:30am

Those banging the war drums are the real enemy and threat - they have used NATO to start the break-up of Europe*, engineered a real invasion of Europe - these same ones who opened the gates of Toledo to Tariq ibn Ziyad the Moor in the 8th Century - and now seek to silence those who make the observation that we allow terrorists into our society and our forced to pay for their welfare.

*“Let’s not forget what the origin of the problem is. There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That’s a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.” - General Wesley Clark who commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000. - 1999.05.15

Clark's statement is disturbingly similar to that of Barbara Lerner Spectre

Clark also made clear his support for putting 'self radicalized' and 'unloyal' Americans (and Brits and French) in camps for the 'duration of the conflict' - which given the never ending War On Terror speaks volumes.

Ask yourself - Who is 'we'?


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