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In a third cable from a year ago, Ivo Daalder, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, said that Germany had initiated the proposal to include the Baltic States in Eagle Guardian.

Alliance spokeswoman Oana Lungescu declined on Tuesday to comment on the contents of the WikiLeaks memos. “But NATO has always had and will continue to have appropriate plans to protect all allies. This is at the core of our collective defense task,” Ms. Lungescu said.

Germany’s Foreign and Defense ministries also declined to comment.

Associated Press writers Raf Casert in Brussels and Juergen Baetz in Berlin contributed to this report.