Working together to tackle what has become known as “hybrid warfare”.
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In this more dangerous security environment, NATO will continue to protect and defend each ally against any threat.
That is the agreement between NATO and the European Union at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Turkey.
Hybrid warfare refers to the use of soldiers without insignia and propaganda – tactics that Russia is accused of using.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the meeting: “In this more dangerous security environment, NATO will continue to protect and defend each ally against any threat.
“That is why we are adapting our alliance to a new environment, and implementing the greatest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War.”
Officials debated how to be better prepared for security threats … but they also found time to sing the international aid anthem “We are the world”. The on-stage rendition has been popular on social media sites.
The EU foreign policy chief also briefed the ministers on her plans to destroy boats used in migrant smuggling.