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NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe
NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe

An interim force of German, Norwegian and Dutch troops stands ready to respond to any security threat from the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday. The new "high-readiness spearhead force" is in place for 2015, Stoltenberg said after calling on Russia to respect the sanctity of postwar borders in Europe and the core values on which the continent's democracies are based. It was Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula 10 months ago that prompted the Western defense alliance to create the force capable of responding quickly to any threat to one of the bloc's 28 member states. Stoltenberg did not disclose...

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