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Thursday, February 15, 2018

“To move quickly, as migrants”: NATO will create a “military Schengen»

The heads of military departments of the countries-members of NATO agreed to create a likeness of “war of the Schengen area” in the European boundaries of the Alliance. This was reported by RIA “Novosti”, citing a military-diplomatic source in Brussels.

photo: AP

Photo: Jens Stoltenberg.

The defence Ministers of the Alliance agreed on this initiative at the meeting in Brussels. The defense Ministers endorsed the establishment of a team of staff on the redeployment of forces in Europe.

The author of this idea was the former commander of the US army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges. He said that the allied troops and military equipment should move “as quickly as migrants”.

The General said, at this stage permits to move troops and weapons is a “surprisingly complex process in a number of countries”. To carry out the transfer of American troops from Poland to Germany is required five days notice.

After some time, this proposal was supported by several States, including Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands.

However, the observers pay attention to a number of infrastructure problems for the transfer of power. For example, roads and bridges in the EU was not originally designed for heavy military equipment, the tunnels are not too high, and the runway is not adapted for the maintenance of army aviation.

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