The Bundeswehr takes on this Tuesday, the leadership of the super-fast Reaction of Nato. According to the defense Ministry in Berlin, the land forces of the so-called tip of the spear of the military Alliance in 2019, from around 8000 soldiers.

The German army of about 4000, about 1000 workers from other areas of the organization. More soldiers are in Alliance partners, such as France, the Netherlands and Norway.

The officially VJTF (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) called the spearhead of the Nato was set up in the Wake of the Ukraine crisis, and since then has been an Element of the deterrence strategy against Russia.

its peculiarity is the high degree of readiness. The advance forces must be within a maximum of 72 hours to lay, all others in five to seven days. For the soldiers, for example, means that you may not be located within your stand-by times far from the place of employment.

The German force provider of the VJTF the tanks Lehr brigade 9 in Munster (lower Saxony), which had to put their skills in the autumn already in the Nato exercise Trident Juncture in Norway, in the proof. You will be strengthened in their task by forces from other Large units of the army and forces of the armed forces base, the Central medical service and forces of the newly established organization area of Cyber and information space. to distribute

the burden of high readiness, the soldiers for the VJTF Brigade for each year from other Nations. 2018 Italy contributed the majority of the forces in 2020, it will be Poland. Germany had already been 2015 major role in the building of the VJTF involved.

The VJTF is part of the already longer existing Nato rapid reaction force NRF (Nato Response Force), which in future is to have a thickness of about 40,000 soldiers. In addition to land forces, it also comprises of air – and naval forces, as well as special forces.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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