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Pistorius attends navy train in Alaska forward of NATO summit

Pistorius wants to find out about the progress of the Arctic Defender 2024 exercise. (Current photo) Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Pistorius needs to search out out in regards to the progress of the Arctic Defender 2024 train. (Photo present) Photo

© Kay Nietfeld/dpa

The far north is of geostrategic significance for NATO. On the best way to the NATO summit, the Minister of Defense visited German troopers in Alaska, who’re coaching there with companions.

Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) has arrived in Alaska to go to German troopers earlier than the beginning of the NATO summit. The minister landed in Fairbanks on Sunday (native time), the place he needed to search out out in regards to the progress of the Arctic Defender 2024 train. Fighter pilots from a number of nations are practising air warfare operations in Alaska beneath NATO requirements along with the USA and beneath German management. The assumption is an assault on the alliance and the alliance case (“Article 5”), during which an assault on a number of allies is repelled collectively. The Air Force started the large-scale Pacific Skies 24 train complicated for the deployment of plane far past Europe in mid-June. The NATO summit with celebrations for the seventy fifth anniversary of the protection alliance begins on Tuesday in Washington.

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