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    The Invasion of Ukraine Spurred NATO to Revamp Its Defense Plans Against Russian Attack

    The Invasion of Ukraine Spurred NATO to Revamp Its Defense Plans Against Russian Attack

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts on Tuesday endorsed the biggest shakeup since the Cold War of the way the military alliance would respond to any attack on its territory by .

    Inspired in part by 's invasion of Ukraine, the highly-secretive defense plans lay out which of the 31 member countries would be called on to respond an attack anywhere from the Arctic and Baltic Sea regions through the northern Atlantic and south to the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

    “Peace in the Euro-Atlantic area has been shattered,” the leaders said in a statement, laying out the twin threats posed by Russia and terrorism. “Together, this family of plans will significantly improve our ability and readiness to deter and defend against any threats, including on short or no notice, and ensure timely reinforcement of all Allies.”

    The leaders, meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, “committed to fully resource and regularly exercise these plans to be prepared for high-intensity and multi-domain collective defense.”

    Under the plans, NATO commanders will know more clearly what troops and equipment they would have at their disposal and how long it would take to have them in place, officials said.

    The defense blueprint was revamped after Russia's war on Ukraine challenged NATO's traditional security calculus.

    NATO, as an organization, does not provide weapons or ammunition to Ukraine. It's…

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