December 03, 2019

It's getting harder for NATO to hide that Turkey's becoming 'a thorn in everyone's side'

Featuring Rachel Rizzo

Source: Business Insider

Journalist Christopher Woody

After months of warnings from the US and other NATO members, Turkey tested its S-400s last week, putting the Russian-made air-defense system, deployed to an airbase near Ankara, up against US-made F-16 jets.

The S-400 was delivered to Turkey this summer but hasn't become operational, which Ankara has said will happen in April.

But the system has been a point of contention since before it arrived in Turkey, and despite NATO leaders' assertions otherwise, the S-400 is one of many issues casting a pall over the alliance as it turns 70 years old.

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Authors

  • Rachel Rizzo

    Adjunct Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Rachel Rizzo is an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Transatlantic Security Program. Her research focuses on European security, N...