NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said previously in an interview to the same newspaper that the alliance sought more tangible presence in Eastern Europe. According to him, the Wales summit will make a decision to raise effectiveness of the NATO rapid deployment forces to more promptly respond to new threats.
Rasmussen said these “spearhead” forces would require the creation of the corresponding infrastructure in the alliance’s member states. He said the NATO allies in the East would be satisfied with this plan. The NATO said the alliance would take all the necessary measures to ensure effective defence and protection of each NATO member state.