Nato official warns of all-out war with Russia in next 20 years

Civilians must prepare for life-changing conflict and mass mobilisation, says military chief

Chair of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee Rob Bauer
Admiral Rob Bauer spoke after a meeting of defence chiefs in Brussels as Nato troops prepare for massive military exercises next week
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Nato forces are bracing for all-out war with Russia in the next 20 years, a top military official has warned. 

"We have to realise it's not a given that we are in peace," said Admiral Rob Bauer, the  chairman of Nato's military committee, after a meeting of defence chiefs in Brussels on Thursday. "And that's why we have the plans, that's why we are preparing for a conflict with Russia."

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