Substantial Risk NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War.
German military vehicles lined up ready for transport to Lithuania as part of NATO's "Enhanced Forward Presence."

German military vehicles lined up ready for transport to Lithuania as part of NATO's "Enhanced Forward Presence."

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Graphic: NATO's Eastern Border

Graphic: NATO's Eastern Border

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Russian President Vladimir Putin observing the recent Russian military exercises known as Zapad.

Russian President Vladimir Putin observing the recent Russian military exercises known as Zapad.

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