Posts tagged as blitzkrieg

Nuclear ‘blitzkrieg’: NATO ally Latvia fears Russia will stage swift invasion using small nukes

By Joel Gehrke on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Russian forces have been training for a blitzkrieg operation targeting NATO members under the cover of recently developed nuclear weapons, according to a senior Baltic defense official. “That is probably the most dangerous scenario,” Janis Garisons, the second-ranked official in Latvia’s Ministry of Defense, told the Washington Examiner. “If you would look at Russian exercises, then you would see that they are exercising for such a scenario.” Latvia joined NATO in…

Why It Was Wonderful That Russia’s KV-1 Tank Was a Disaster

By Robert Beckhusen on Thursday, September 5, 2019

A day after the German blitzkrieg into the Soviet Union in June 1941, more than 200 Nazi tanks were powering through Lithuania on a race northward to Leningrad. The Luftwaffe knocked out the Soviets’ nearby air bases, leaving counter-attacking armored columns easy prey for German bombers. Desperate to staunch the bleeding, on June 23 the Red Army sprang its KV-1 and KV-2 tanks — which at the time packed some of the…