by Michael Cochrane
Posted 11/09/15, 08:52 am
The largest NATO exercise in Europe since 2002 concluded last week with a huge, one-hour choreographed battle involving 1,800 ground troops from 12 NATO member nations backed by tanks and helicopters. The exercise even included 500 paratroopers from the 82d Airborne Division, who flew directly from the United States to the drop zone in northeastern Spain.
The largest display of NATO military might in a decade was designed to test its capabilities and to send a clear signal to Russia and any other real or possible foes.