NATO is carrying out its biggest joint exercise in Europe in a decade. For the past two weeks 36,000 troops from 30 partner nations have taken part in the test of a new rapid reaction force set up amid strained NATO-Russian relations.
The German election campaign has not set Aleksander Kwasniewski’s pulse racing. However, the former Polish president feels the future of Europe has a great deal riding on the outcome.
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NATO has reformed its military capabilities to be able to deploy forces much more quickly. But could leftover Cold War bureaucracy prevent a rapid response? NATO General Ben Hodges told DW he wants a "military Schengen."
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO - much to the annoyance of Washington. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might need that new S-400 missile defense system at home.
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