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NATO to Increase Cyber Weaponry to Combat Russia

November 9, 2017

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NATO members agreed Wednesday to increase the use of cyber weaponry and tactics during military operations, with the alliance also upgrading other capabilities to combat a resurgent Russia.

The changes are part of the alliance’s biggest shakeup since the Cold War, with defence ministers backing the creation of two new command centres to help protect Europe.

The revamp reflects the “changed security environment” of recent years, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said at a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels.

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