NATO Sets Seven-Day Response for Rapid Reaction Force

January 22, 2015 3:40 PM

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NATO said its rapid-response force will be on seven-day standby in case of an attack and could go into action faster if it picks up signals of an imminent threat.

The high-readiness force, made up of land, sea, air and special operations units, is a key part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s strengthening of eastern Europe’s defenses following Russia’s seizure of Crimea and backing -- denied by the Kremlin -- for the rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

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