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NATO Kicks Off Large Naval Exercise in Mediterranean Amid Tensions with Russia

NATO announced on Monday it will send additional ships and fighter jets to NATO to allies in eastern Europe as a deterrent, with the potential to send more if Russia invades Ukraine.
NATO kicks off large naval exercise in Mediterranean amid tensions with Russia
Neptune Strike ’22, a naval exercise in the Mediterranea

CBS News

NATO kicked off a naval exercise Monday with an American carrier strike group along with forces from other NATO allies practicing coordinated maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. 

The exercise, called Neptune Strike ’22, has been in the works since 2020 and is not designed to test any potential scenarios related to Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Friday. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that “this exercise will help demonstrate the unity, capability, and strength of the transatlantic alliance.”

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