[..] The Baltic states should be allowed the opportunity to remodel their force structures in accordance with changed territorial security circumstances. NATO remains a multi-purpose Alliance committed to collective defence, cooperative security and crisis management. Despite concerns over territorial defence, the Baltic states have previously been eager to respond to NATO expectations and contribute to out-of-area crisis management efforts, particularly in Afghanistan.
Participation in international missions has brought many side-benefits for Baltic military improvement. However, following Russia’s recent resurgence, Baltic defence planners need to focus their limited resources on military force structures that will facilitate a “deterrence by denial” strategy.
For the small Baltic militaries, this means developing tactics and leveraging military technology that will frustrate, bleed and limit the advancement of any encroaching enemy force. The Baltic states should be exempt from NATO-wide contribution expectations for any future crisis management missions. Instead, Baltic defence planners should selectively choose their missions based on the military development opportunities they offer. [..]
avots: NATO reiview
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