This is coolbert:
CONFIDENTIAL. At least until printed in Der Spiegel.
Thanks to the story as carried by German Voice [DW] and the tip from Jungle Trader.
Big Red moves west. That great fear of the Cold War era revived. NATO unable to defend against an attack by the Soviet/Warsaw Pact nations. The aggressor in this case Russia sans Warsaw Pact.
"NATO report casts doubt on ability to defend against Russian attack on eastern flank"
"A confidential NATO report has questioned the alliance's ability to defend against a Russian attack. Eastern European members of the alliance fear Russian aggression."
Defense in this instance in response to attack by Russian against those eastern-most constituent member nations of NATO. The Baltic countries, Poland, etc.
Sustainability of a defense and logistical problems seen as major concerns.
Think also the Suwalki Gap and entries regarding same as seen here and here!
NATO CONCERNED ABOUT DEFENDING THE EASTERN BORDER OF NATO. MAYBE THEY OUGHT TO CONCERNED ALSO ABOUT BIG RED AND ALL THE WAY TO PARIS!!