Posts tagged as Defender-Europe 20

DEFENDER-Europe 20 is still not neither canceled nor postponed till further notice

By Stero Veberts on Friday, May 22, 2020

Exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 was mostly canceled due to coronavirus pandemic. It is the biggest military drills in Europe, that was to be held this April – May. However because of coronavirus outbreak the chain of smaller drills within DEFENDER-Europe 20 was significantly cut. The U.S. troops that were deployed before the outbreak and Europe’s lockdown are still there, and they are awaiting June. Because that’s when Defender Plus is to…

COVID-19 will make us think about peace and war

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, April 13, 2020

World political leaders focus on strategic “threats” while forgetting “natural” dangers. The result is an untenable trade off between military and welfare expenditure. The COVID-19 сrisis has shown us just what the real priorities should be. Militarization is the wrong path for the world to take and it fuels tensions and raises the potential for war and conflict. This is one of the most critical issues of our time and…

Bundestag called to suspend Defender-Europe 20

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, February 28, 2020

This week was marked by a lot of sad news about the spread of coronavirus in different parts of the world. And Germany was no exception. Thus, the coronavirus was confirmed in North Rhine-Westphalia – a couple from the Heinsberg district was diagnosed with coronary virus infection. As it turned out, 3 people who came into contact with the infected couple also turned out to be sick, as well as…

Army’s biggest exercise in Europe for 25 years begins at US motor pools

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The largest exercise in Europe for U.S. forces in 25 years will kick off Thursday at motor pools in the U.S., where soldiers will begin loading tanks and other gear for transport to the Continent, the Army said. About 20,000 pieces of military equipment must be deployed from the U.S. for Defender-Europe 20, which will involve large-scale combat drills and test the military’s ability to rapidly move large numbers of…