NATO plans to strengthen its grouping of troops on the eastern flank, deploying up to 300,000 soldiers there, but doing so is not so easy.

This is reported by Politico.

To implement such plans, 

the Alliance needs to convince individual member states to provide various elements:

soldiers, training, infrastructure improvements and, most importantly, large quantities of expensive weapons, equipment and ammunition.

"Since countries are already concerned about their own stockpiles of ammunition, and Ukraine is in dire need of more ammunition and weapons from allies, there is a risk that

not all NATO allies will fulfill their promises

to contribute to the new plans of the Alliance," the publication said.

One of the high-ranking officials of the Alliance stated that in order to confront Russia today, there is a need for a greater number of troops and the number of forces that are in a state of readiness.

There are several levels of "readiness", former

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Policy and Force Planning Heinrich Braus said.

The first level can consist of 100,000 troops who will be ready to roll over within 10 days.

This level of readiness can be formed from Poland, Norway and the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

A second tier of troops would then support those soldiers ready to deploy from countries like Germany for 10 to 30 days, Brauss said.

The article notes that this will require many NATO allies to step up conscription efforts and increase defense spending.

You will have to buy more weapons, ammunition and equipment.

At the same time, the ex-commander of the US forces in Europe, Ben 

Godges, announced a number of details in which "readiness" consists.

"An artillery battalion needs to fire X shots per year to maintain its proficiency level for planning purposes. A tank battalion needs to engage targets, react to different situations, and demonstrate proficiency on the move, day and night, engaging moving targets. All of this is very difficult.


, Godges explained.

It will be recalled that in early March, American intelligence stated that Russia may not seek a direct military conflict with the United States and NATO, but the potential for escalation on the part of the Russian Federation exists.

Note that Poland is embarking on its largest rearmament campaign in 50 years in response to the ever-growing threat from Russia.

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