NATO’s Show of Strength on Russia’s Doorstep

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As tensions heat up between Russia and the West, cold-war skills are back in play.   Norway and Iceland are hosting more than 50 thousand troops from 29 NATO countries involved in an intense training scenario across Northern Europe, dubbed Exercise Trident Juncture, with the first phase wrapping up mid-week.

The military exercise is the largest since the Cold War and is a public show of strength to Russia’s recent VOSTOK military exercise, which introduced joint activities with Chinese troops, sending a symbolic message to all who were watching.  And a lot of world leaders were watching.   

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