Posts tagged as U.S.

Russian Troops Mass Near Ukraine, So The U.S. Military Lands An Army Brigade In Albania

Sunday, May 9, 2021

This spring Russia massed 80,000 troops and thousands of vehicles near Ukraine. Now NATO is mobilizing 28,000 of its own troops for a sprawling, months-long series of war games with its locus—you guessed it—near Ukraine. While the alliance’s Defender Europe 21 exercise is just the latest iteration of an annual training event and long has been in the works, its geography is no accident. NATO—and the United States in particular—is determined to…

Eastern Europe and the Balkans: From Socialist Bloc And Non-Alignment To U.S. Military Colonies

By Rock Rozoff on Monday, April 26, 2021

April 23, 2021. Today, we commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of the Radio TV of Serbia headquarters. Twenty-two years ago the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was in the seventh week of a bombing war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, one which saw over 1,000 Western military planes fly over 38,000 combat missions, bombs dropped from the sky and Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the Mediterranean Sea. Having…

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, March 29, 2021

17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a “defence mechanism”. The “defensive expansion” of NATO does have something of an “Orwellian” ring to it though. “Orwellian” is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as…

Preparing for war. Baltic region is a battlefield

By Antanas Tubelis on Friday, March 12, 2021

Currently, the processes of economic and geopolitical reorganization of the world are going on. Markers of these processes are terrorism, severe struggle for control over energy sources and information war. International security system does not work. At the same time, global military spending is constantly growing. In 2020, it reached $1.93 trillion, that is $180 billion more than in 2010 ($1.75 trillion). NATO is the leader here. The increasing of…

Arising extremism in Lithuania’s Army

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

On 29 March Lithuania will celebrate 17 years of NATO membership. These years of membership for sure have made Lithuania stronger and more dependent on the Alliance. This dependence is often presented as a benefit though it could be regarded as a problem as well. The U.S. has been the main strategic Lithuanian partner for 17 years. Lithuania practically, equate NATO with the U.S. Washington, in its turn cultivates the…

Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters: Everything we do is about generating peace

Thursday, February 25, 2021

U.S. European Command works closely with U.S. allies and partners to address evolving challenges posed by its adversaries to secure peace and to protect U.S. interests abroad, the commander of the U.S. European Command,  Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, said on February 24. “Everything we do is about generating peace. We compete to win, … and if deterrence fails, we’re prepared to respond to aggression, primarily through NATO,” Wolters,…

The U.S. does not rely on NATO in the Baltic States

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

It is not a secret, that the U.S. has developed a complex system of defending its interests in Europe. This system is composed of mechanisms which allow to support its influence by different means, including economic and military tools. From the military point of view, this system is based on the U.S. military presence in Europe and in the Baltic States and Poland in particular. In order to strengthen its…

U.S.-Russia contradictions threaten the Baltic States

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The U.S. foreign policy trends raise questions and alarm not only its opponents but also close allies. This concern is caused by a number of decisions made by the previous administration, as well as planned by the new one. Thus, the international security system has become unstable due to the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019 and from the Open Skies Treaty in 2020. Though, Mr.…

How the Baltic States will survive without U.S. help

By Jonas Dringelis on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The seizing of the Capitol by Donald Trump’s radical supporters came as a shock not only to the United States, but also to its allies. Never in recent history has the world seen such obvious evidence of the degradation of the most powerful state on the planet as it is today. The United States partly lost its position as a Superpower, but now the internal conflict inside America has acquired…

U.S. military presence in the Baltic region remains one of the fundamental deterrents

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

“I am pleased to welcome another U.S. Army rotation in Lithuania. U.S. military presence in the region remains to be one of the fundamental deterrents. I would like to emphasise that we will continue making every effort to ensure the continuity of this rotational presence and the growth of strength of our cooperation with the U.S. Allies,” said Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas. Today he with Ambassador of the…