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UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second-ranking NATO commander is arguing for a more responsive allied defensive force that could be deployed in the event Russia massed troops along a NATO member's border as it has done with Ukraine. NATO already has a designated crisis-response force, but the British general, Sir Adrian Bradshaw, said in an Associated Press interview Friday that it lacks what he called a "very high readiness" element of combat forces. He said NATO's military leaders believe such a quicker-reaction force is appropriate, but that creating it would be up to the alliance's political leaders, who meet in Wales in September. Bradshaw said there is currently no sign Russia plans to move forces toward NATO's borders, but he called Russian behavior in Ukraine worrying. Bradshaw is NATO's deputy supreme allied commander.

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