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Gen. Martin Dempsey: US, NATO Build Up Readiness Amid Russian Military Actions in Ukraine

Gen. Martin E. DempseyThe Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has said the U.S. is working with NATO to bolster their readiness and capabilities amid Russia’s military actions in Ukraine, American Forces Press Service reported Friday.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told a security forum that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has changed the security landscape across Eastern Europe and tainted its relationship with the U.S. and Europe, Claudette Roulo reports.

Dempsey said it is necessary to determine the impact of these changes on NATO, according to the report.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff head said he is keeping “an open line of communication” with his Russian counterpart, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, amid concerns that Russia’s artillery fires in Eastern Europe might expand into other areas, the report says.

Dempsey also told the forum that a deliberation is going on to identify the assistance the U.S. could extend to Ukraine, Roulo reports.

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