NATO Unity, Tested by Russia, Shows Some Cracks

July 8, 2016 7:57 PM

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NATO Unity, Tested by Russia, Shows Some Cracks

Until the annexation of Crimea, members of the alliance rarely used the word deterrence in speaking about Russia. The Russians often came to meetings like this one as part of a “NATO-Russia Council” that was meant to bleach all sense of confrontation out of the relationship.

Before the summit meeting, NATO agreed to make cyberspace a new domain of conflict, alongside ground, air, sea and outer-space operations. This was intended as a warning to the Russians, officials said, about the use of hybrid methods of disruption, including the cyberattacks that over the last deca...

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