Key points of NATO's Warsaw summit

NATO leaders meet July 8-9 in Warsaw to finalise the biggest alliance revamp since the collapse of the Soviet Union to counter what they see as an aggressive and dangerously unpredictable Russia. The US-led alliance is putting in place a “Readiness Action Plan” to ensure it is not caught napping the way critics say it was by the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. NATO leaders took a first, crucial step at their 2014 summit in Wales when they agreed to reverse years of spending cuts and committed to allocate two percent of annual economic output to defence.

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