At a time when relations between certain NATO allies appears to be strained, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was in the small South Caucasus nation of Georgia to reassure the country’s military establishment that the former Soviet republic’s ambition to one-day join the Western military bloc remains a part of NATO’s long-term plans.

Stoltenberg was in the Georgian capital Tbilisi to attend a 12-day joint military exercise involving 24 of the 29 NATO members, as well as the G...

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