Posts tagged as Washington

Highway to Europe

By Antanas Tubelis on Friday, August 27, 2021

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, NATO has absorbed Eastern Europe. NATO has a high concentration of troops in the Baltics, a high concentration of troops in the Black Sea, and potential for an incident may be quite high. Military tensions are rising in line with an accelerating breakdown of diplomatic relations. NATO is the driving force behind the rising wave of war, as Washington’s…

The US Department of State backs Lithuania in diplomatic row with Taiwan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The US Department of State has voiced support for Lithuania’s moves to develop relations with Taiwan, as China has announced it is recalling its ambassador from Vilnius. “We stand with our Ally Lithuania and condemn the People’s Republic of China’s recent retaliatory actions recalling their ambassador in Vilnius and demanding Lithuania recall its ambassador in Beijing. The U.S. supports our European partners as they develop ties with Taiwan,” told Ned…

Kissinger warns Washington: accept new multipolar global system or face a pre-WWI geopolitical situation

By Tyler Durden on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

With the White House continually provoking tensions against Russia and China, the doyen of American foreign policy, Henry Kissinger, dramatically warned Washington last week to either agree to a new international system or continue pushing tensions that are leading to a situation similar to the eve of World War One. In a recent Chatham House webinar with former British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, 97-year-old Kissinger called on the U.S. to create a balance…

Nausėda is still awaiting proposals for the appointment of an ambassador to Washington

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

“In Lithuania, the ambassador is appointed by the President on the proposal of the Government, therefore the President is still waiting for proposals for the appointment of ambassadors to important positions, including the post of ambassador to the United States,” said Antanas Bubnelis, the country’s spokesman. The spokesman made this comment in response to questions from the BNS about how the president views the U.S. business community’s call and when…

Washington may announce sanctions on Belarus officials this week, says US diplomat in Vilnius

Monday, September 28, 2020

The United States may announce sanctions for Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against peaceful protesters on Tuesday, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent. “At this point, I anticipate an announcement early next week. We have the first tranche of names prepared. I believe we could expect an announcement next Tuesday,” Kent told BNS on Friday. The diplomat also said the…

American Exceptionalism

By Larry Romanoff on Thursday, September 10, 2020

“Welcome to America, the Land of Freedom”, read the signs at Washington, DC’s international airport as you line up to have your fingerprints taken and your body cavities searched for mini nuclear devices. I could have titled this article “Setting the Cat among the Pigeons”. In an attempt to forestall the expected avalanche of disagreement, I confirm my awareness of statistics produced by a wide range of individuals and institutions…

Washington continues to take care of the Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 31, 2020

The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday. “A battalion is coming from Poland in mid-September for two weeks of training in Pabradė. After a break of several weeks or a month, there are plans to deploy most of the battalion to Pabradė again for up to late June…

The Baltic States and sold freedom

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Military personnel from Latvia and Lithuania are participating in joint exercise with the U.S. Northern Strike2020. Northern Strike 20 is held July 19-31 at Michigan’s National All-Domain Warfighting Center, encompassing Camp Grayling Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. More than 2,300 personnel participate, including Army and Air National Guard forces from California, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. Active-duty…

Baltic countries are begging troops from Washington

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

“Washington intends to relocate 9,500 U.S. troops from Germany to two different countries by the end of September” said U.S. President Donald Trump in his interview with the Washington Post last week. Poland is already in line to receive some of these troops. The second one will be a country that fulfills obligations to finance defense forces in the amount of GDP 2%. Now, Latvia wants to become this country.…

Lithuania buys Washington’s trust

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, July 13, 2020

Lithuania will purchase six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from the United States worth than $ 380 million. This was reported by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the U.S. Department of Defense on July, 6. The U.S. Department of Defense noted that the purchase of helicopters will significantly increase Lithuania’s capabilities in countering threats from the East, border control, medical evacuation, search and rescue operations and…