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NATO has announced the start of Steadfast Defender, its largest exercise in a decade.

NATO has announced the start of Steadfast Defender, its largest exercise in a decade.

NATO announced the start of its largest exercise in recent memory, Steadfast Defender, which will last several months.

“The USS Gunston Hall set sail today, marking the start of NATO’s largest exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender 2024,” alliance spokesman Dylan White wrote on Network X.

Earlier, Christopher Cavoli, NATO’s commander in chief of allied forces in Europe, said that the alliance would begin Steadfast Defender 2024, the “largest exercise in decades,” next week. The exercises, which will take place in the Atlantic and Europe, will involve about 90 thousand military personnel. They will last several months.

During the exercise, NATO countries plan to practice actions in case of an attack from a comparable enemy in accordance with Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which assumes that an attack on one ally of the alliance is considered an attack against all countries and allows for the provision of appropriate assistance.