Disinfo: NATO is preparing a command centre in Germany for war with Russia


The Bundeswehr and German NATO allies are actively optimising plans for operational deployment of the army against Russia. Furthermore, they are preparing a new command centre based in Ulm for a war against Russia.

The goal of the North Atlantic Alliance is to be able to “move at lightning speed to combat positions against Russia”.




This disinformation message is a part of the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO attempting to encircle and weaken Russia.

As an operational-level international headquarters, the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) based in Ulm is part of the new NATO Command Structure. Its overall mission is to provide SACEUR with a secure Rear Area in crises up to maximum level of effort by supporting Nations in their planning, execution and coordination of Security, Force Protection and Area Damage Control.

Among its main tasks is to provide security, freedom of movement and support for NATO forces moving across Europe. The command in Ulm will ensure NATO can move troops more quickly across Europe in a crisis situation.


  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Bosnian, Montenegrin, Serbian
  • Country: Russia, Germany
  • Keywords: security threat, Encircling Russia, NATO
  • Outlet: Sputnik Srbija
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