(CNSNews.com) – NATO’s secretary-general said Monday it will have more troops deployed near its eastern flank with Russia after a summit in the Polish capital this summer, “to send a clear signal that an attack on Poland will be considered an attack on the whole alliance.”
“This will be a landmark summit,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a visit to Warsaw. “We have agreed to enhance our forward presence in the eastern part of our alliance.”
He told reporters the presence would be multinational and rotational, adding that military planners’ proposals were being considered.
“We are discussing the exact numbers and locations on this enhanced forward presence of NATO troops,” Stoltenberg continued. “Let me be clear: there will be more NATO troops in Poland after the Warsaw summit, to send a clear signal that an attack on Poland will be considered an attack on the whole alliance.”