Posts tagged as Defender-Europe 2020

Coronavirus did not stop the U.S. mega maneuvres

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The command of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe on its website announced the resumption of the exercise Defender Europe 2020, suspended due to a coronavirus pandemic. Now the exercise will be called “Defender Europe 2020 Plus.” The dates, goals and scope of the maneuvers have changed. The official statement said that “after careful assessment and planning between U.S. Army Europe and the Polish Ministry of Defense, exercise Allied Spirit,…

Defenders cannot defend themselves against coronavirus

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

European countries are strengthening measures to combat the spreading of COVID-19 virus. The United States suspended passenger links with all of Europe, and Norway completed the Cold Response 2020 NATO exercise ahead of schedule. Obviously, the next logical step will be the final abolition of large-scale U.S.-lead exercise Defender-Europe 2020. Trump is interested in limiting contacts between the American soldiers and infected Europeans. And there is no problem to leave…

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…

Europeans protest, the U.S. does not care

By Alvis Petus on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Since the start of U.S.-led Defender Europe 2020 military exercise in February, peace movement activists have criticized the maneuvers and called them a provocation. The exercises are expected to last about five months, taking place mostly in Germany, Poland and the Baltic States. US European Command said in October that the mission aims to “to build readiness within the [NATO] alliance and deter potential adversaries.” Defender Europe 2020 has sparked…

Defender Europe 2020: to defend, to sell but not to abuse

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

American assassins. This is how sometimes the main battle tank MIA2 Abrams of the US Armed Forces is called. This year, as part of the large-scale exercises of the US Armed Forces and the Allies “Defender Europe 2020”, they are arriving in large numbers in Europe. But not for destruction and murder, but for the protection of Europeans. Although it would probably be more correct to say to demonstrate the…

US might be the reason for coronavirus further spread in Europe

By Steve Roberts on Monday, March 2, 2020

The upcoming military exercise DEFENDER Europe 20 will be against an “imaginary” eastern enemy, but the real enemy is smaller than anyone could imagine. Coronavirus is something everyone’s been talking about for a while now. And there’s a reason for that. It has already spread all around the world easily. With most cases of infection (82963) and deaths (2915) registered in China. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control…

Did the Americans make a mistake with the name of the exercise?

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Friday, February 28, 2020

This year, the United States holds the largest military exercise in recent decades. The exercise named “Defender Europe 2020” is conducted from January 15 to August 15, 2020. The “Defender Europe 2020” exercise will bring together 18 NATO member countries and Georgia. In total – about 37,000 people, several thousand units of armored vehicles, hundreds of aircraft and helicopters. The main contingent is represented by the US Armed Forces –…

The US advertisement is taken to the new level

By Steve Roberts on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Defender Europe 2020 will involve participation of allies and partners from 18 countries. This event will also include several separated local exercises. The nature of the exercise is defensive and it’s made for underlining the core of NATO nature which is article 5 (it obligates all members to consider an armed attack against one member to be an armed attack against all of them) and to show US commitment to…

Defender Europe 2020: the Trial War

By Alvis Petuš on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In anticipation of the U.S. led, large multinational military exercise dubbed as the Defender Europe 2020, Latvian population faces great pressure from the national authorities. The preparations made by the Ministry of Defence make Latvians nervous. Thus, the transferring properties, needed for conducting maneuvers, to the Ministry of Defence has been actively in the process for the last several years. In 2019, Ministry of Agriculture transferred one of its properties,…

Cold siege against Kaliningrad

By Lucas Leiroz on Monday, February 10, 2020

The announcement of the Defender-Europe 2020 gave the world, but especially Russia, a new and strange perspective on the future of international security. The drills seem to be the largest military exercises in Europe in 25 years. The countries elected to be the theater of the activities are those closest to the Russian border, causing great reactions in Russian media and their military forces. Basically, as well known, the program…