Posts published in Day: September 6, 2019

The Lithuanian President: we commit to increasing our defense spending

Friday, September 6, 2019

During the visit to Brussels, the President met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the security situation and challenges in the Baltic region, international security and defense issues. The President informed NATO Secretary General of Lithuania’s plans to continue to increase defense funding. “NATO has always been the safeguard of Lithuania’s security and defense. We are grateful for the commitment of the allies to defend and protect Lithuania…

Vice-Ministers of National Defence emphasized the importance of deterring new Cold War and cyber threats In Krynica Economic Forum in Poland

Friday, September 6, 2019

Vice- Ministers of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas and Edvinas Kerza on 3-5 September participated at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj, Poland. The topic of this year’s forum is “The Europe of Tomorrow. ”Strong” Meaning What?”. More than 4.500 participants and guests of the event have the opportunity to attend 6 sessions and more than two hundred public expert discussions. The Vice-Minister G. Jeglinskas in the session “Changing Security…

US rumored to have secret special forces base in Estonia

Friday, September 6, 2019

The editorial board of Ochevidets (the eyewitness) claims that since 2014, the US has maintained a secret special forces base in Estonia, the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) reports. The presence of a secret US special forces base was first suspected after one of the journalists from Ochevidets supposedly obtained access to a Pentagon document which stated that Washington was allocating $15.7 million to Tallinn for a “specific facility”. “The foreign and local media…

Poland Is Becoming the Keystone of NATO’s Evolving Security Architecture

By Dan Gouré on Friday, September 6, 2019

The Republic of Poland is rapidly becoming the critical member of the NATO Alliance in its increasing efforts to deter Russian military threats and counter Moscow’s attempts to subvert European democracy. Poland is no free rider when it comes to European security. It is spending more money in terms of a percentage of GDP than other NATO countries. The Polish military has a serious modernization program underway that over time…