Posts tagged as American troops

New American military camp in Lithuania

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Recently Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist visited the Gen. S.Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys region) to greet the new rotation of U.S. soldiers deployed to Lithuania, met with the 2nd Brigade, 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion Commander Lt Col George Bolton Jr. “Defence cooperation between Lithuania and the United States remains particularly strong and intense, and deployment of…

Defender Europe 2020 can not be cancelled due to coronavirus

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Friday, March 13, 2020

Corona virus – more then 100,000 infected around the world, six countries where tourists are prohibited from traveling and 17, which are recommended to be avoided. “Defender Europe 2020” – 40,000 participants from 17 NATO countries (and Georgia). One would like to ask: who will win? And soon we can check it out. Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak has already announced the existence of a secret document “The use…

Number of American troops in Baltics is not everything – US expert

By Roger Zakheim on Monday, January 20, 2020

US expert Roger Zakheim has called on Lithuania not to limit itself to requests to increase the number of American troops in the region as that alone does not constitute proper anti-Russia deterrence. Capabilities with specific tasks are much more important when looking into modern threats, the director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute says. “New capabilities may not be in the form of a 100 thousand troops…

US would-be ambassador to Vilnius won’t comment on permanent presence

Thursday, October 31, 2019

President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next US ambassador to Lithuania pledges to ramp up defence cooperation, but says he is not yet prepared to comment on a permanent presence of American troops in the country. “The Lithuanians continue to seek greater [US] engagement, I think. The larger our footprint in the Baltic region, I think, the happier the Baltic countries are themselves,” Robert Gilchrist said during his confirmation hearing before…

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for troop agreement

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back on Wednesday against comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more toward maintaining U.S. troops in the country. Trump said at a cabinet meeting in Washington on Tuesday Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more as part of an agreement sharing the cost of keeping roughly 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea. “They…