Posts tagged as NATO allies

US to pull out its forces from Afghanistan only with other allies

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sought to reassure nervous NATO allies on Thursday that any potential U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be done in a coordinated fashion, which could calm European concern about a precipitous drawdown. U.S. officials have held several rounds of talks with the Taliban in Qatar since last year, in what is widely seen as the most serious bid for peace in the 17-year war.…

Heavy U.S. Army equipment deployed for training in Pabradė Training Area

Monday, September 17, 2018

On September 14 M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, currently deployed in Poland, were unloaded at Pabradė Railway Station. The units will be training at Gen. Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė until the end of September alongside troops of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf, Lithuanian Armed Forces, and the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group. Troops will train…

Lithuania teaches Ukraine how to kill

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As we know, Lithuanian military instructors have been taking part in the training of personnel for Ukraine since 2014. Specialists from Lithuania participate in training programs independently or together with instructors from the USA, Great Britain, Canada and Poland. It’s not a secret that Lithuania is deeply integrated into the military reforms of Kyiv. Thus, Vilnius has legalized the military training operation in Ukraine in 2017. This law expands the…

Germany risks losing credibility in defense, US ambassador says

By David Martin on Monday, June 4, 2018

In an interview with Breitbart, the US’s Berlin envoy Richard Grenell accused the Bundeswehr of being unable to step up when called upon by NATO allies. Grenell also said he hopes to “empower” Europe’s conservatives. In an interview with ultra-conservative US news website Breitbart, US President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, heavily criticized Berlin’s defense spending, saying Germany is losing credibility. The US’s envoy in Berlin also tasked himself…

Kremlin aide: Russia’s centuries-long romance with the West is over

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Russia has abandoned its centuries-long aspirations of integrating into the West and is bracing for a new era of “geopolitical loneliness,” a top adviser to President Vladimir Putin warned in a magazine article released Monday. Vladislav Surkov wrote in the piece for Russia in Global Affairs that “Russia’s epic journey toward the West” is over, marking an end to its “repeated vain attempts to become part of Western civilization” over…