NATO to improve the movement of troops and equipment within Europe
Date: Nov 7, 2017
Location: Brussels, Belgium
NATO is set to create two new command centers, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday (November 7, 2017), as it revamps its structures to better counter the threat posed by Russia. Defence ministers from the 29 NATO countries meeting in Brussels this week are expected to agree on the outlines of the new measures, which also include a new European logistics command.
Stoltenberg said the new logistics command would improve the movement of troops and equipment within Europe. “This is not only about commands,” he said. “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.”