7 Dec 2010

NATO has plans to defend Baltic states - WikiLeaks

4:19 pm on 7 December 2010

The latest confidential American documents released by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks show that NATO has been drawing up plans to defend the Baltic states in the event of Russian aggression.

A cable signed by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in January this year says NATO has agreed to expand a contingency plan protecting Poland, to cover Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well.

The BBC reports the leaked documents say the plans should not be discussed publicly as they might cause an unnecessary increase in tension between NATO and Russia.