26 Dec '14, 5pm

NATO and Russia -- get the facts | Отношения между НАТО и Россией: факты:

The NATO system is designed to be large enough to defend against limited attacks by states and non-state actors potentially threatening the Alliance. However, it still remains small enough not to fuel regional arms races. In terms of the types of interceptors, their numbers and locations, it is configured to defend against the principal threats to NATO's European territory, and is not directed against Russia's much larger and more sophisticated strategic deterrent forces. The interceptors to be deployed in Europe, including at the planned sites in Romania and Poland, are not designed to defend against intercontinental ballistic missiles. Their capabilities are too limited and their planned numbers too few.

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm?#threat

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