Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to “spare no effort to become a military alliance capable of waging war again,” reports The New York Times.
In particular, the alliance is going to change its defense strategy. In the past, it was considered that in the event of a Russian invasion, the temporary occupation of the territory of the members of the alliance, until receiving the help of additional forces, was permissible.
However, after the crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, Eastern European countries do not want to risk falling under Russian occupation.
The new defense strategy is to make NATO forces more “visible” to Russia and show Moscow that the alliance is capable of resisting the first stage of a possible war.
To increase “visibility”, NATO plans to deploy more troops near the Russian border and spend more on defense.