May 18, 2017

NATO Mulls Arctic and Atlantic Command to Counter Russia

By Jerry Hendrix, and Julianne Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist(s) Julian Barnes

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization may revive a Cold War naval command to counter Moscow’s increased submarine activity in the Arctic and protect Atlantic sea lanes in the event of a conflict, according to allied diplomats and officials briefed on the planning work.

Discussions about bringing back NATO’s old Atlantic Command indicate that the alliance remains focused on improving allied defenses against a resurgent Russia despite the Trump administration’s demand for a greater focus on counterterrorism.

Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...

  • Julianne Smith

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Ms. Smith comes to CNAS while serving ...