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NATO: biggest military exercise in 13 years

NATO is launching its biggest military exercise in 13 years, mobilising 36,000 soldiers, sailors and air crews from more than 30 countries to test

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NATO is launching its biggest military exercise in 13 years, mobilising 36,000 soldiers, sailors and air crews from more than 30 countries to test the alliance’s ability to respond to new security threats.

The exercises, named Trident Juncture, will run until early November and extend through Spain and Portugal and adjacent waters.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow said that the geopolitical situation is considerably more unstable than the last time such large-scale exercises were held during the Cold War.