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NATO Nuclear Policy Symposium held in Tallinn
At the NATO Nuclear Policy Symposium, held between October 13-14, in Tallinn, nuclear weapons and policy experts from Alliance member countries discussed topics concerning NATO’s deterrence posture.
According to Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso, who gave the opening speech at the symposium, NATO’s deterrence posture is comprised of a balance between conventional and nuclear capabilities.
“Nuclear weapons are the core component in the Alliance's deterrence posture, which together with the member countries’ conventional capabilities provide the appropriate balance,” said Minster of Defence Hanso.
According to the conference panelist Jüri Luik, the Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security, all Allies share the burden of nuclear deterrence.
“The Alliance’s deterrence posture must adapt to the changed security situation,” said Luik.
Servicemen from the United Kingdom, who are serving in Estonia within the framework of the presence of NATO, received mission medals at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence. Among others, a mission medal was presented to Colonel Giles Harris, Commander of the eFP Command in Estonia, who has been serving in Estonia since the arrival of the allied units in the spring of 2017.
Friday, Ministers of Defence from Estonia, Latvia and Denmark inaugurated Headquarters Multinational Division North, located at the Ādaži military camp, in Latvia. The purpose of Headquarters Multinational Division North is to enhance the defens capability of the region and connect the region’s forces with the Alliance’s highest Command Structure.