• NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. NATO defense ministers meet Thursday to consider the implications of recent Russian military actions in Syria, as well as ongoing measures to retool NATO to meet contemporary security threats. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO chief: Alliance faces ‘conflict, instability’

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief on Thursday signaled its readiness to deploy forces if needed to protect Turkey against any threat from Russia, as the alliance agreed on more changes to meet today’s security threats.