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Nato plans biggest exercise since Cold War

BRUSSELS: Nato’s Trid­ent Juncture 18 exercise will draw in 45,000 troops, Sec­r­e­tary General Jens Stolten­berg said on Tuesday, unveiling what officials confirmed would be the alliance’s biggest manoeuvres since the Cold War. Stoltenberg said the exercise would simulate the defe­nce of a member state from a “fictional” adversary, but the troops, tanks, ships and planes are headed for Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic — opposite Russia. It will be the biggest such movement of Nato personnel and vehicles since…