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NATO will need 35-50 additional brigades based on the new defense plans

NATO will need between 35 and 50 new brigades to fully implement its new plans to defend against a possible attack by Russia, a military source told Reuters. The source, who asked not to be named, declined to elaborate on the plans, which are confidential. A brigade consists of 3,000 to 7,000 soldiers, so creating an additional 35 to 50 such units would be a significant challenge. In another sign of the scale of the challenge facing NATO as it improves its position to more seriously address the threat of a Russian attack after the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, a security source said Germany alone would have to quadruple capabilities of its anti-aircraft defenses. At last year’s summit in Vilnius, NATO leaders agreed on the alliance’s first major defense plans in more than three decades, and since then officials have been working to […]
Source: News Beast

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