Thousands of Nato troops in show of force with military exercise

Nato staged a major military exercise in Latvia in a practical demonstration of leaders' commitment to defend its Baltic member states in the face of aggression from larger neighbours.

Around 500 paratroopers, hundreds of vehicles and aircraft are taking part in the exercise in Latvia's capital Riga. Exercise 'Steadfast Javelin II' simulates a deployment of Nato soldiers and equipment in another country in a crisis situation.

At a two-day Nato summit meeting in Wales members agreed to form a new rapid reaction force and to step up exercises in eastern Europe in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.

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PM faces Islamic State question at Nato summit

David Cameron is under mounting pressure to join US air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.

Today he was joined by Barack Obama and other world leaders at the Nato summit in Wales, where, as ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports, the question of how to respond to the militant group is right at the top of the agenda.

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