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Welcome to this century

Global [NATO]

Things move a little slowly at Nato, but the ­organisation has finally noticed that the world has changed over the past 20 years and it is now in the process of clearing a new Alliance Maritime Strategy (AMS) for launch later this year, changing the focus of Nato’s navies.

The current naval strategy was drawn up at the height of the Cold War in 1984 and focuses on protecting western Europe and North America from a Soviet threat. Collective defence remains a central tenet of the new AMS but it now reflects the…



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