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A New Gap Opens in the Russia-NATO Standoff

MIN READDec 3, 2015 | 09:30 GMT

A NATO ministerial meeting takes place at the organization's headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 2.

(JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia and NATO, already in a standoff in the former Soviet Union, are continuing to develop their military strategy in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, specifically in a small area in northeastern Poland referred to as the Suwalki Gap. But while an important location to consider for any responsible war planner, the Suwalki Gap's comparison to one of the most important locations on the Iron Curtain during the Cold War -- the Fulda Gap -- is weak....

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