Nick J. Danby
NATO must be focused on deterring Russia and defending its Baltic allies from an invasion. The three Baltic states have already improved their national defense by increasing their armed forces, procuring new weapons platforms, and modernizing their capabilities, along with strengthening their interoperability with the other Baltic nations, NATO, and between their domestic military and civilian institutions. They have also enhanced their cyber and propaganda defense to combat Russia’s unconventional warfare prowess.
While the Trump administration continues to question its effectiveness and cozy up to Russia, NATO needs to reasure the Baltic states that it has her back.