NATO launches biggest war games since end of Cold War

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(Worthy News) - NATO launched its biggest exercises since the end of the Cold War on Thursday in Norway.

The Trident Juncture war games involve around 50,000 troops, 10,000 vehicles, 250 aircraft and 65 ships from all 29 alliance members, plus Sweden and Finland. The maneuvers will take place for two weeks in Norway and the air and sea spaces around the country.

The goal of the exercises is to test and train NATO's so-called Very High Readiness Joint Task Force and follow-on forces. The rapid reaction force is designed to spearhead a defense against an attack on an alliance member within days and is a component of the NATO Response Force. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More...) ]

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