Posts tagged as America

American new colonialism in the Baltic States

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, August 23, 2021

The Baltic States were the first to successfully integrate Europe: Soviet military bases were replaced by NATO bases. Powerful enterprises built during the USSR closed. And freedom of movement around Europe turned out to be a mass exodus of able-bodied youth to work in Western Europe. After the collapse of the USSR, the main motive for gaining sovereignty for its former republics was independence from the Soviet “occupiers”. However, instead…

America sees Germany as its greatest European ally, not Central Europe

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In current commentary about the American-German agreement concerning Nord Stream 2, there has not been a moment to more deeply reflect on the cause for Washington’s unconditional support for Berlin in Europe. Poles have a well-established view of America and its policies towards Europe due to the Cold War, and this view is less and less attached to reality. Since 1989, Poland has usually made the mistake of believing that…

Russia Is Scared: America Has A Secret Plan to Attack Kaliningrad (If Necessary)

By David Axe on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Kaliningrad is Russia’s most heavily-armed military outpost. America still has a plan in palce to take it down should the need ever arise. Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which lies between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea and is geographically separate from the rest of Russia, practically bristles with S-300 and S-400 air-defense missiles, Oniks anti-ship missiles and Iskander surface-to-surface missiles. The Pentagon has…

American Bombers Blaze Toward Russia In Provocative Show Of Force

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers took off from their temporary home at Orland air base in Norway on Tuesday, looped through international air space over the Baltic Sea then turned south and barreled along the NATO-Russia frontier. With a pair of NATO Typhoon fighters flanking it, one of the swing-wing bombers roared at low altitude over the capitals of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The dramatic sortie had at least…

‘America Is Back,’ but Europe Has Moved

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Macron and Merkel respond coolly to Biden, and public opinion backs them. President Biden set out to declare a triumphant U.S. return to the trans-Atlantic alliance. “America is back,” the president said in his speech this week to the Munich Security Conference. The leaders of France and Germany promptly made it clear that the four years of the Trump presidency had changed the relationship. France’s President Emmanuel Macron renewed his…

Lithuania to construct the biggest American training area in Europe

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

On January 4 the Colors Uncasing Ceremony where 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Army, officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania took place, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the Baltic region. The U.S. troops deployed from their home base at Fort Hood, Texas, with their own weaponry and equipment: Abrams tanks, Bradley armoured vehicles, etc. They have already begun cooperation activities with soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces…

America in transition: How Joe Biden can score a major foreign policy win on day one of his presidency

By Thomas L. Knapp on Monday, November 16, 2020

“President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal,” writes Tom O’Connor at Newsweek. “But a return is set to face challenges on both sides as they attempt to rebuild trust in a radically different environment than five years ago.” Those challenges? “For one, Iranian officials see no room for renegotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” notes O’Connor (JCPOA is the formal name of the “Iran…

Lithuanian generals in shock: American tanks return home

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, June 29, 2020

The American mechanized battalion left Lithuania. Tanks and soldiers went to Germany and then to Texas. The U.S. battalion left Lithuania without waiting for Defender Europe 2020 military exercises. The battalion has been in the country since last fall and took part in some exercises. It was planned that the battalion would join the largest Defender 2020 NATO maneuvers, but they were eventually canceled due to the coronavirus. Several dozens…

A different hybrid war

Monday, June 8, 2020

Imagine such a scenario of hybrid warfare: Russia uses speculation on financial markets to collapse the currency of some Western country and as a result acquires a huge amount of money. Russia uses this money to sponsor different public organizations and media that spread Russia’s ideology and criticize its opponents. 33 million dollars are invested in an ethnic minority protection group that exacerbates divisions among the public and even causes…