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NATO Meets to Plan Role as Agile, Lethal Force

A renewed drive gets under way on Wednesday to transform NATO from a relic of the Cold War into an agile force that can meet post-Sept. 11 security threats. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters as alliance defense ministers gathered at a swanky hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains that, in a few years, NATO military officers can expect their “phone to ring.” Rumsfeld is pinning his hopes on the creation of a NATO Response Force (NRF), an elite pool of high-readiness forces that can — as one diplomat put it — “kick doors down” when crises blow up anywhere across the globe. “The task today is to be able to deal with problems in hours or days, not weeks or months or years,” Rumsfeld said. “And the NATO Response Force is going to be designed to do exactly that.” Full Story

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