For John, BLUF: It is not a safe world out there and things have been happening while we have a been having an election. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The report is from The Independent (UK), by Reporter Gabriel Samuels, and it came out Monday. Here is the sub-headline:
'We have seen a more assertive Russia implementing a substantial military build-up over many years,' Nato secretary-general says
Up to 300,000 Nato troops have been put on alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states.Ask yourself "What would Hillary do?" Then go vote.
Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary-general of Nato, said the alliance hoped to speed up the response time of thousands of its troops to allow it to react to a combat situation more effectively.
In October, it was reported Nato was preparing to station 4,000 troops on the Russian border with the Baltic states in its biggest military build-up since the Cold War. The troops will be summoned from nations across the alliance, including the UK.
“We have seen Russia being much more active in many different ways,” Mr Stoltenberg told The Times.
Regards — Cliff