NATO plans largest military drills in decades with 90,000 forces

NATO is set to conduct its largest exercise in decades, named "Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024," with nearly 90,000 forces from all 31 NATO members and Sweden participating

NATO has little time left to decide who will take over at the helm in 2024 (photo: DW)
NATO has little time left to decide who will take over at the helm in 2024 (photo: DW)
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The NATO is set to hold its largest exercise in decades, with nearly 90,000 forces slated to participate, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Christopher Cavoli said.

The exercise, dubbed "Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024," is scheduled to commence next week and will extend through May. All NATO's 31 members and Sweden will participate in the maneuvers, Cavoli told a press briefing on Thursday, 18 January in Brussels following a two-day NATO Military Chiefs of Defence meeting as quoted by Xinhua news agency report.

Regarding the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Rob Bauer, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said that "There is back and forth in the front" and "Both sides are now in a phase where it is not moving a lot forward one way or the other".

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