Fear of Russia NATO Developed Secret Contingency Plans for Baltic States

The South Ossetia war in August 2008 made the Baltic states worry about the prospect of a Russian attack. The diplomatic cables reveal how Baltic politicians persuaded NATO to prepare a new strategy to defend their countries. The plan was supposed to be kept secret to avoid irritating Russia.
Von Ulrike Demmer und Ralf Neukirch
A French Mirage 2000 fighter takes part in a NATO exercise in Estonia (March 2010 photo).

A French Mirage 2000 fighter takes part in a NATO exercise in Estonia (March 2010 photo).

Foto: Timur Nisametdinov/ AP