NATO Readying Sea Forces

Photo from Ukrinform – UATV

The American aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, for the first time since 1987, will enter the Norwegian Sea.

In the opinion of NATO General Curtis Scaparrotti, this is a clear message to Russia that NATO is ready to defend the Atlantic.

“It is a demonstration of our capabilities. We are ready and we are trained and we will protect the Atlantic,” Scaparrotti said.

He paid special attention to the fact that the United States and NATO allies are ready to respond to the growing threat from Russia.

“Russia has set out to increase their presence and also they are modernizing their force and that is not something I would think would be unexpected but it is something we do need to pay attention to,” Scaparrotti said.

The NATO General also said that NATO member countries must continue to strengthen their military potential.

“We need to continue to increase our capabilities and train so that we (NATO) remain dominant in war-fighting capabilities,” General said.