NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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NATO's is set to more than double the size of its Response Force in response to Russian actions in Ukraine and the challenge of Islamic extremism, the head of the military alliance announced Thursday.NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to reporters before the opening of a meeting of defense ministers, said they are expected to agree to boost the size of the force from 13,000 to 30,000 .Russia has expressed concerned about NATO's buildup in eastern Europe, while defending a heavy military presence at its border with Ukraine.On Saturday, Stoltenberg is scheduled to hold his first meeting as NATO secretary-general with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich.
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