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Defend 'every inch' of NATO territory? New strategy is a work in progress

By Emily Rauhala and Ellen Nakashima

05 Jun 2023 · 7 min read

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  1. NATO says it's undertaking its “biggest overhaul” since the Cold War, and the alliance vows to defend “every inch” of its territory.

VIITNA, Estonia - They left France in the early hours, flying north and east over sleeping cities until they were less than 100 miles from the Russian border. Then, they jumped.

The French paratroopers who floated into the fields of Estonia in May were part of a stepped-up rehearsal of what it would take to reinforce a battle group if the country - and NATO - were attacked.

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