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Nato expands command centres in Europe
Nato is bolstering its command structures in Europe for the first time since the end of the Cold War amid signs of increasing tensions with Russia. At a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday defence ministers agreed to create two new command centres, both aimed at upgrading the alliance's ability to respond to a conflict in Europe. One of the two command centres will coordinate troop movements in Europe, while the other will focus on maritime security in the Atlantic, with the aim of ensuring that US forces can cross the ocean so they can get to where they are needed. The alliance also agreed to integrate cybersecurity into all Nato operations for the first time. "Nato continues to adapt for the 21st century so that we can keep our people safe in a more challenging world," general secretary Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels. "Our command structure is the backbone of the alliance. It has evolved through the decades, to reflect changing security conditions. And it must