Mirrorbangla desk: Lieutenant admiral Robert Peter Bauer who is serving as the Chair of the NATO Military Committee said that the US-led bloc is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia in an interview with Portugal’s RTP TV channel.
Replying to a question on the matter, the Dutch navy official asserted: “We are ready.” That said, he added that NATO is going to respond only if Russia crosses the red line by invading one of NATO member states.
The military official stressed that NATO should be better prepared because currently Russia has the military initiative. “The fact that your enemy has better weapons is not the problem of the enemy. That is your problem,” he said.
The interview also raised the issue of introducing “a war-time economy but in peace time,” however, the NATO chair admitted that this process would be difficult.