Report: NATO Has Little Confidence In Its Ability To Counter Russian Attack

NATO has little confidence in its ability to counter a Russian attack against eastern European members, according to a leaked internal document.

German newspaper Der Spiegel published excerpts from NATO’s “Progress Report on the Strengthened Deterrence and Defense Capability of the Alliance” in its Saturday edition. The report outlines the alliance’s ability to “react rapidly and – if necessary – sustainably” in the event of a crisis.

The report concludes that smaller command structures and logistical difficulties puts the alliance at a disadvantage if Russia makes a move on countries such as Poland, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.