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NATO to Boost Troop Levels in Biggest Overhaul Since Cold War

  • US President announces boost in military presence in Europe
  • Zelenskiy to address NATO on fighting Russian invading army
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WATCH: Biden says Russian President Vladimir Putin “has shattered peace in Europe and attacked the very, very tenets of the rule-based order.”Source: Bloomberg
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NATO leaders prepared to overhaul and boost the alliance’s defences in the face of Russian aggression in Europe, including establishing a new force model that would put about 300,000 troops on high alert to deal with any future threats.

US President Joe Biden said in Madrid on Wednesday that his country would set up a permanent headquarters in Poland for the Fifth Army Corps, maintain an additional rotational brigade of thousands of troops in Romania and bolster other deployments in the Baltic states. The US will also send two more F-35 squadrons to the UK and add to air-defense systems in Germany and Italy. That adds to 100,000 US troops already in Europe.