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U.K. Seeks to Form Joint Expeditionary Force With NATO Allies

army stock photoThe U.K. will propose to create a joint expeditionary force with six other European nations at a NATO conference scheduled for this week, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Pierre Tran writes the move comes as European and Nordic nations work to increase security measures amid the threat of possible Russian military action.

Representatives from 28 NATO member countries are expected to attend the alliance summit on Thursday and Friday in Newport, Wales.

The U.K. wants to establish the joint military group with the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, according to Defense News.

Separately, NATO has proposed setting up a high-readiness multinational force that will have air, sea and special operations support, Tran reports.

“The aim is to travel light, but strike hard if needed,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday, according to the publication.

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