NATO is thinking about the revival of the Arctic and Atlantic command to counter the increased activity of Russia in these areas. According to The Wall Street Journal with reference to its sources in the headquarters of the Alliance.
According to the publication, this week in Brussels for the generals of the NATO countries, including the Chairman of chiefs of staff of the Armed forces of the United States Joseph Dunford, a briefing was held, which considered the option to re-introduce the post of the Supreme commander of allied forces in the Atlantic.
According to the newspaper, military experts agree that the Navy gets more and more opportunities for actions in the Arctic and North Atlantic due to the reduction of NATO’s capabilities for monitoring in these regions.
“We need to consider the potential threats from any direction, including the North Atlantic and the Arctic,” — said the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Peter Paul, whose words are quoted by TASS.
On 28 March the head of the European command of the Armed forces of the U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti said that Russia has turned from a partner of the US in antagonist.
He stressed the importance of implementing the strategy of containment against Russia. “In response to Russian aggression we must strengthen our relationships with partners, including with the Baltic States, Turkey and Ukraine”, — said Scaparotti.