Posts tagged as military presence

Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, October 16, 2020

The German Air Force is setting up a Deployable Control and Reporting Centre (DCRC) at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, supplemented by additional sub-elements at Skede, Latvia and Ämari, Estonia. German soldiers are preparing to augment the static CRCs at Karmėlava, Lielvarde (Latvia) and Tallinn (Estonia) and support situational awareness for the airspace in the Baltic region. Subdivisions of the DCRC are also deployed in Skede (Latvia) and Amari (Estonia). The…

Latvians are not ready to see armed soldiers in Riga

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Now it is clear that the Baltic States have become home for foreign troops. NATO soldiers train and live along with the soldiers of national armed forces. Four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States respectively demonstrate their military capabilities. It is known that NATO Enhanced Forward Presence personnel rotates every six months. Over some years thousands allied…

The Baltic States are on the brink of destruction

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 5, 2019

Why does the United States need the Baltics and what threatens these countries with an increasing of the American military presence? So, the United States have opposed Russia in one form or another in this region since the 1940s, when the Baltic States were not recognized as part of the USSR. This region has always been in the focus of American attention. The United States believed that it was more…

The U.S.: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia cost $125 million

By Viktors Domburs on Friday, May 3, 2019

The U.S. does its best to strengthen its positions in the Baltic States. The U.S. hunts out excuses for being there, having no actual reason and legal grounds to deploy its military contingent in the region. For instance, though its troops are not even a part of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle group in Latvia, the U.S. troops and military equipment are permanently present in the country. The more…

US military base in Poland drives a wedge into European unity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Recently, the issue of further expansion of the US military presence in Europe both on a rotational and a permanent basis became a topical issue in the international arena. As it turned out, due to the need to replace US Army Forces personnel and armament in Germany, Poland, Baltic States, the need for armored brigades increased in Kuwait at the same time. According to Army Times report, the Pentagon will…

US Pushing World Toward New Arms Race

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that Washington was not ready for partnership on an equitable basis even with its own traditional allies. According to the Russian senior defense official, the United States demonstrates readiness to use all means, including military ones, in a bid to retain the role of a hegemon in international relations by pushing the world toward a new arms race. “Today, we are witnessing the transformation of international relations, their transition to a multipolar system, which…