"This is particularly true of a total defense perspective."
I suppose it is not boatloads of economic migrants from south of the Mediterranean who warrant setting up a "total defense perspective". It fits in however with the NATO-embiggening demonization of all things Russia and the forever imminent threat of an "invasion". Very similar indeed to the forever-imminent "nuclear bomb" of Iran, a fat, fat lie served by yellow journalists (looking at you, mainstream clique of "The Economist", you shilling twats) every two months for 15 years or so).
With some luck we won't get a finagled "NATO event" before the US election, but ... who knows.