Paper warns Nato might lack will to defend Baltics,

NATO partners may lack the political will to defend Baltic nations, suggests a new and provocative paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.

Written by Maj. Zachary Morris, an infantry officer studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the paper describes eroding support to protect Baltic allies and active efforts by Russia to weaken the alliance.

NATO defense of the Baltics against a Russian attack would require a consensus among alliance partners to act, but Morris warns that a decline in strong champions for action, domestic political constraints and the potential for some nations to try to block the use of force could prevent NATO from acting fast enough to protect Baltic states. Läs artikel