Posts tagged as NATO

Google should not be in business of war, say employees

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thousands of Google employees have signed an open letter asking the internet giant to stop working on a project for the US military. Project Maven involves using artificial intelligence to improve the precision of military drone strikes. Employees fear Google’s involvement will “irreparably damage” its brand. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, which is addressed to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai.…

Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania

Thursday, April 5, 2018

On April 4 Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Curtis M. Scaparrotti paid a visit to Lithuania. General came to meet with soldiers deployed with the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), view their service conditions and familiarise with specifics of combat training here. General C. M. Scaparrotti visited the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf in Rukla to which the NATO eFP Battle Group Lithuania is assigned, met…

Russia seeks to discredit UK with special meeting of UN security council

Thursday, April 5, 2018

An emboldened Russia will on Thursday attempt to discredit Britain’s international reputation at the UN after a series of blunders by Boris Johnson and the Foreign Office led to accusations that the UK had overstated its case that Russia was responsible for the nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal. Although the carefully crafted international alliance in support of the UK has held together despite Russian pressure, ministers…

President of the United States Donald Trump expressed full support to the security of the Baltic states

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis attended the Baltic-US summit on April 3 alongside President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. At the event, President of the United States of America Donald Trump expressed full support in ensuring the security of the Baltic states and called them staunch allies that not only invest into their own security but also contribute to security…

Estonia planning to buy anti-tank, artillery ammunition for US support

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Estonia is planning to use support to be provided by the United States to buy ammunition for its Javelin missile systems as well as artillery ammunition and intelligence equipment. A Ministry of Defence spokesperson told BNS on Wednesday that a total of approximately $170 million worth of support from various funds has been earmarked for Baltic military defense this year; this sum is to be divided between Estonia, Latvia and…

US-Dominated NATO Needs Enemies to Justify Its Existence

By Stephen Lendman on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The North Atlantic Alliance functions as an arm of US imperial policy – intended for offense, not defense, especially after Soviet Russia dissolved. World peace and stability are unattainable as long as this killing machine exists, waging endless wars of aggression, raping and destroying one country after another, responsible for countless millions of casualties and vast destruction. Washington controls NATO, defraying 75% of its budget, calling the shots, subservient alliance…

Turkey’s Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country’s plan to purchase Russia’s long-range missile defense system is a “done deal,” brushing aside concerns from some NATO allies. Erdogan appeared at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in Ankara for his first foreign visit since his March 18 re-election. Both the defense system agreement and Putin’s visit underscore the intensifying ties between Turkey and…

Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association roundtable to focus on developments in hybrid warfare

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) on Wednesday is to once again hold an international conference titled the “NATO-EU Roundtable 2018”, which this year will focus on new development in hybrid warfare, cooperation between the European Union and NATO in the field of cyber defense and strategic communication and society’s resistance to misinformation and propaganda. Panel discussions will be attended by experts from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany and…

Unnamed threats to Lithuania

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, March 30, 2018

The State Security Department and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania on March 26, 2018 presented to the society and media representatives the Assessment of national security threats.