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Trudeau Defense Chief Vows to Expand NATO Battle Group in Latvia

  • Move would roughly double number of troops to brigade size
  • Announcement is Canadian PM’s first major pledge at summit
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Canada and Latvia signed a joint declaration Wednesday that will see the Canadian-led battle group in Latvia grow significantly to a “combat capable” brigade size.

Defense Minister Anita Anand told reporters at the NATO summit in Madrid that work is underway with the 10 other nations in the battle group to determine what’s needed and how quickly it can scale up.