At the end of 2018, I met with our troops during Trident Juncture, NATO’s largest exercise since the Cold War. Over 50,000 men and women came from across Europe and North America to take part. They moved heavy equipment – 65 ships, 250 aircraft and 10,000 land vehicles – across borders at record speed. They trained under challenging weather conditions and successfully tested new technologies, such as micro-drones. Trident Juncture demonstrated NATO’s strength and readiness to tackle any threat in an unpredictable world.
The story of NATO in 2018 is of a modern Alliance, responding to today’s security threats, adapting to new challenges and investing in the future.