Posts tagged as Defender Europe

NATO-Russia relations have entered a new stage

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, June 28, 2021

Europe’s conventional arms control architecture requires a thorough makeover. The Vienna Document on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs), originally adopted in 1990 and most recently updated in 2011, is politically binding and aims to increase the transparency of military postures and activities in Europe. Today, these arrangements are either blocked or in dire need of modernization. Political initiatives are required to start a new East-West detente and to avoid the…

DEFENDER-Europe 21 – defensive drills of offensive nature

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, May 21, 2021

Since 2014 the number of deployed troops in the Baltic region has been constantly increasing. NATO has found the good excuse “not to break” the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence- and Security-building Measures which formally imposes restrictions on military activities in Europe. At the same time, NATO deploys troops in the region on a “rotating basis” and conducting large-scale exercises. This year, U.S. and NATO are conducting large-scale multinational exercise…

The “Defender-Europe”. US Army Arrives

By Manlio Dinucci on Friday, April 2, 2021

Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the US Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, and beyond this, dozens of thousands of soldiers with thousands of tanks and other means, has been set in motion. The Defender-Europe 21 not only resumes the 2020 program, resized due to Covid, but amplifies it. Why does the “Europe Defender” come from the…

Press Release: DEFENDER-Europe 20 Plus

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

After careful assessment and planning between U.S. Army Europe and the Polish Ministry of Defense, exercise Allied Spirit, a DEFENDER-Europe 20 linked exercise, originally scheduled for May, will take place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19. Modified from its original design to ensure the safety of Soldiers due to COVID-19, the U.S. and Polish bilateral exercise will feature a Polish airborne operation and a U.S.-Polish division-size river crossing.…

Irresponsible games with military stability

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, February 24, 2020

Members of the Left party of the Bundestag called on the German government to abandon the “deployment of troops on the Russian border” and stop supporting NATO DEFENDER-Europe 20 military exercises, which will take place in March 2020. Conducting exercises in Europe, NATO is not only “playing irresponsibly with military stability,” but also insults Russia, they said. It is noted that the exercise threatens the security of Europe, violates the…

Rehearsal of world war is coming

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, January 23, 2020

The leaders of the Baltic countries have been carrying out large-scale militarization of the region under the pretext of protection against the Russian threat over the past few years. NATO Warsaw Summit participants decided in June 2016 to deploy multinational battle groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. However, the leaders of these countries continued to make requests to strengthen NATO’s presence even after the transfer of the Alliance’s military…