Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said: “Increasing our Nato deployment sends a strong message to our enemies that we are ready to respond to any threat and defend our allies; 2016 will see a particular focus on the Baltic region with our ships sent there as part of the Maritime Group, the Mine Counter Measure Group and the Baltops exercise.” Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s Secretary-General, said that all member states were agreed on the need for action.He said: “I expect ministers to agree to enhance our forward presence in the eastern part of our Alliance. The professor noted that a major evidence of the Dragon and the Bear seeing one another as top allies is the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first trip abroad after assuming the Russian Presidency again in 2012 was China. And then the Arab Spring as well as the Ukrainian crisis have accelerated the rapprochement process “tremendously,” professor said. China and Russia have been sharing political interests ever since the NATO intervention in Libya in 2011, as noted by professor Goldstein, citing Chinese geostrategists.
Vladimir Putin and the nation he leads lurked in the background of the 2016 campaign for months and months, perhaps even shaping the outcome of the race.Global Hawk surveillance drones, previously used in Afghanistan, will be based in Sicily and used to gather intelligence from all the Nato’s borders.The British deployment, the first to Nato’s maritime force in six years, will consist of a Type 23 frigate, HMS Iron Duke, a destroyer and three minesweepers.Kennedy authorised a failed attempt to overthrow Castro, known as the Bay of Pigs invasion.The next year his administration expanded the embargo against Cuba to cover all areas of the economy.