Posts tagged as U.S.

Russia says it expects U.S. arms control talks agreed at summit to start within weeks

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Russia expects arms control talks with the United States that were agreed at a summit in Geneva to start within weeks, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said in an interview published on the foreign ministry’s website on Thursday. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed at a summit in Geneva on Wednesday to embark on an integrated bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue to lay the groundwork for future arms…

Nausėda asked for enhanced military presence of U.S. in the Baltic region

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

At the NATO Summit, President Gitanas Nausėda together with President Egils Levits of Latvia and Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia had a talk with Joe Biden, President of the United States. During the conversation with the three Baltic leaders, the U.S. President expressed strong support and determination of the United States to contribute to reliable deterrence and defense in the context of increasing geopolitical tensions in the NATO’s Eastern…

Germany, U.S. want closer ties after Nord Stream 2 sanctions waiver

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Germany and the United States are in talks to intensify their economic ties after the Biden administration waived sanctions on the company behind Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “President Biden has now moved toward us a bit on the Nord Stream 2 conflict, where we have different views but where we will now talk further about what are the necessary commonalities in…

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…

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,…