NATO Defence Ministers to take decisions on strengthening collective defence
NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday (24 June 2015) to begin two days of talks on the Alliance’s continued adaptation in the face of new security challenges. Today, ministers are expected take decisions increasing the strength and capability of the NATO Response Force, which will amount to up to 40,000 troops. They will further improve the Alliance’s advance planning, and speed up political and military decision-making. Allies will also review defence investment figures, and are expected to endorse a defence capacity building package for Moldova. On Thursday, ministers will meet with their Ukrainian and Afghan counterparts to discuss NATO’s ongoing support for both nations.