U.S. To Contribute Military Aid To NATO

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday announced that the U.S. will contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, for NATO’s rapid reaction force to help Europe defend against security threats, including Russia from the east and violent extremists from the South.

Under the plan, the U.S. will contribute intelligence and surveillance capabilities, special ops forces, logistics, transport aircraft and a range of weapons support that could include bombers, fighters and ship-based missiles.

The plan does not include providing a large ground force. Secretary Carter made the announcement at a meeting with the defense ministers of Germany, Norway and the Netherlands.

ABC News Correspondent Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss.