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NATO to Form New Commands for Maritime Security, Logistics

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NATO has cleared plans to establish two new commands in an effort to optimize maritime security, logistics and military mobility, DoD News reported Wednesday.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters that the organization will form a joint force command for the Atlantic to help secure sea-based communication lines between North America and Europe.

Stoltenberg added that NATO will also create a command for logistics, reinforcement and military mobility to streamline the transportation of troops and equipment.

U.S. offered to house the joint force command and Germany proposed to host the logistics command.

Stoltenberg noted that he expects defense ministers to make decisions on timelines, locations and staffing for the command headquarters in June.

The secretary said NATO will also set up a cyber operations center at its military headquarters to boost security.

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