Lieutenant General Ben Hodges
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US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments

The commander of US troops in Europe says Nato cannot rapidly deploy large forces to Eastern Europe in the way that Russia can.

Lt-Gen Ben Hodges was speaking to the BBC's HARDtalk programme during large Nato exercises in north-western Poland.

"The Russians are able to move huge formations and lots of equipment a long distance very fast," he said.

Nato needed to have that speed too, he said.

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You can see the interview in full at these times on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 20 Jun 2016
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