NATO approves plans for rapid response force aimed at deterring Russia

September 5, 2014 1:04 PM

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NATO approves plans for rapid response force aimed at deterring Russia

Sept. 5, 2014: U.S. President Barack Obama, right, stands alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron during a flypast at the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. (AP)

NEWPORT, Wales – Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack.

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