Panel: NATO, EU Need Major Changes in Operations, Infrastructure to Deter Russian Aggression

NATO and the European Union need to spend significantly to reestablish high-end naval presence and invest in rail cars and maritime containers, ports, bridges, highways, tunnels and airfields if they want to successfully deter potential Russian aggression, a panel of Northern European security experts said on Wednesday. “It was striking how unprepared we were in 2014” when the Kremlin occupied Crimea¬†and claimed it was to protect¬†its Black Sea fleet, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and NATO Alexander Vershbow said. Vershbow noted the United States naval presence in the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea had been greatly reduced, as well as … Continue reading Panel: NATO, EU Need Major Changes in Operations, Infrastructure to Deter Russian Aggression