In a secret meeting between the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter with American diplomats and military leaders in Stuttgart was proposed to strengthen the U.S. role in the rapid reaction Forces of NATO to "protect" from the Russian Baltic countries.
Carter said once again that the Russian Federation directs to the Ukraine military unmarked and in the capital of the USA and NATO "extremely" concerned that similar tactics can be applied, in particular, in the Baltic States, which the U.S. is obliged to defend under the North Atlantic Treaty, RIA "news" referring to Bloomberg.
Analysts believe that in such a scenario, " the Russian military will be able to occupy the territory of U.S. allies before rapid response Forces of NATO will have time to mobilize ". In this regard, the meeting discussed the possibility of strengthening the U.S. role in the rapid reaction Forces of NATO, in particular in terms of intelligence, transport and logistics. The meeting decided that, in light of the new threats, NATO needs a " rebuild ". For example, they believe that the traditional decision-making mechanisms within the Commonwealth too slow, and tools for the exchange of intelligence information about the threat type "Islamic countries" is too clumsy.