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NATO chief: 'We don't want a new Cold War' with Russia
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:10:09 AM »
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NATO's chief said Monday the alliance does not want a "new Cold War'' with Russia, despite members' concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO's border.
 
   Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the end of a four-day NATO parliamentary assembly in the Romanian capital.
 
   ``We are concerned by .... (Russia's) lack of transparency when it comes to military exercises,'' he said. He mentioned a Russian-Belarus operation in September involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft held in Belarus, on NATO's eastern edge. The drills included maneuvers designed to hunt down and destroy armed spies.
 
   Still, Stoltenberg said: ``Russia is our neighbor ... we don't want to isolate Russia. We don't want a new Cold War.''
 
   He said the 29-member alliance had increased jets patrols in the Black Sea in ``response to Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.''
 
   Romanian and Bulgarian pilots have conducted air exercises in the Black Sea in recent months, designed to reassure NATO members who are uneasy after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and started supporting separatists fighting the Ukrainian government in eastern Ukraine.
 
   Speaking about the alliance's mission in Afghanistan, where it retains more than 13,000 troops, Stoltenberg said ``the cost of walking away would be much higher'' than the human and financial cost of the mission.
 
   Afghanistan would descend into chaos and become a safe haven for international terrorists should NATO pull out, he said.

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Re: NATO chief: 'We don't want a new Cold War' with Russia
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 07:47:08 AM »
In theory, the three major powers (US, Russia, and China) all have a common problem: Islam. All have had to deal with terrorist attacks and the sworn enmity of the Islamists, and face the ever present intolerance for the Infidel. Not that the spectre of Socialist/Marxist/Communist domination has gone away (although that appears to increasingly be a domestic conflict). If we all go back to pushing pawn nations like North Korea and Iran around the map, we will end up continuing the Cold War proxy war model.
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