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NATO Plots Defense Against Russia

NATO Plots Defense Against Russia by (Andre de Nesnera) Monday August 25 th , 2014  at  3:28 PM Voice Of America 1 Share The 28 NATO members are preparing for their summit meeting in Wales in early September. The main topic of discussion: the notion of collective defense in light of Russia’s recent actions against Ukraine. Simply put, NATO’s collective defense posture means that an attack on one of its 28 members is an attack on all of them.   In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance “must remain ready, willing and able to defend its almost one billion citizens.”   Rasmussen went on to say NATO leaders must take steps to make the alliance “fitter, faster, and more flexible to address future challenges from wherever they come.”   NATO's collective defense   NATO’s collective defense doctrine is in the spotlight, given Russia’s recent actions against Ukraine