NATO Chief Wants More EU Cooperation 04/15 06:28
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- NATO's secretary general says the U.S.-led military
alliance and the European Union must cooperate more because of the uncertainty
about what Russia may do next.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen came to Luxembourg Tuesday to brief EU defense
ministers on what NATO is doing to counteract what Western countries call a
Russian campaign of pressure and intimidation against Ukraine.
Rasmussen said NATO plans a three-fold response: "reinforced defense plans,
enhanced exercises and appropriate deployment" to reassure NATO member states
Asked if NATO could create military bases in its Eastern European members,
Rasmussen said it was too early to go into details. He added, "but no one
should doubt our determination to ensure effective defense protection of all