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The North Atlantic Treaty organization decided to increase its command staff, to create a new headquarters in Germany and the USA, and also expects an increase in military spending. This at a press conference after the first day of the meeting of defense Ministers of countries-members of the Alliance, said its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, reports TASS.
According to him, the defence Ministers intend to increase headcount by more than 1.2 thousand people. “In addition, agreed on the establishment of the new command in the United States and the new command in Germany that our forces were in the right place at the right time,” he said.
Stoltenberg said that in 2018 is expected to increase military spending of member countries of NATO to 3.8 percent. He pointed out that the majority of States members of the Alliance, plans to achieve the agreed trims 2 percent of GDP by 2024-mu.
The meeting also agreed on an initiative to enhance the readiness of NATO: allocation by 2020, 30 mechanized battalions, 30 warships and 30 squadrons, ready to deploy in 30 days or less. The organization will also create a center of cyber operations.
Earlier on 7 June, analysts pointed out that the Russian technology of electronic warfare ahead of us and represent a special threat to the United States and NATO forces in Europe.
Before it was reported that Qatar wanted to join NATO, which is currently working effectively. Currently, the Alliance, founded in April 1949, and included 29 countries. The military spending of all NATO members together constitute more than 70 percent of the global total.
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