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E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/22/2030
TAGS: MCAP MARR PREL NATO PINS EN LG LH PL RS
SUBJECT: NATO AGREES TO DO CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR THE
BALTIC STATES

REF: IMSWM-0028-2010

Classified By: D/Political Advisor A. "Hoot" Baez. Reasons: 1.4 (b) an
d (d).

1. (S/REL NATO) On January 22, NATO's Military Committee
agreed to expand EAGLE GUARDIAN, the Alliance's contingency
plan for the reinforcement and defense of Poland, to also
include the defense and reinforcement of Estonia, Latvia, and
Lithuania.

2. (S/REL NATO) The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR),
ADM Stavridis, had proposed the EAGLE GUARDIAN expansion at
the January 20 meeting of the Military Committee, after which
the expansion was formally submitted to Allies for decision
under a silence procedure.

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