“NATO with those rapid reaction forces does not intend to implement other plans of deception against its member countries”. This was stated to Adnkronos by General Luigi Chiapperini, former commander of the multinational NATO contingent in Afghanistan, who was also involved in the Kfor mission in Kosovo and is a member of the Army Research Center, regarding the increase in NATO military strength in Europe.
The increase in the NATO military presence in Europe is “a response to everything that has happened in Ukraine in recent months”. ” From Madrid it transpires that the number of rapid reaction forces, i.e. those immediately responding to any attacks, could rise from about 40,000 to 200-300,000 – he adds – It is a number that from a first reading would seem exaggerated and yet it has its own logic ”.
” We presumably focused on the size of the active Russian armed forces, which is about 300,000 units, with another 600,000 that can be called up or mobilized – he explains – These forces, which could in the future be launched against one or more countries of the Atlantic Alliance, they can be stopped with a balance of forces which, as taught in war schools, must be net of other factors, of one (for the defenders) to three (for the attackers) ”.
” Normally the signs of a conflict are recognizable and allow in a more or less long time to adjust the number of their defense units to the threat – he specifies – But in the case of the invasion in Ukraine, we witnessed the implementation of a real and its own plan of deception, with tens of thousands of Russian soldiers who have gone from conducting exercises for training purposes, as is normally the case all over the world in peacetime, to a wide-ranging attack like not seen in Europe from the Second World War. NATO with those rapid reaction forces does not intend to implement other plans of deception against its member countries ”.