Posts tagged as military

Military Mind and the Pandemic

By Tomas Jermalavicius on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

“The streets of many American cities and towns are nearly deserted. News reports offer viewers and readers communities tightly shuttered as if bracing for an incoming hurricane. But it is not a hurricane that finds Americans avoiding one another ‘like the plague.’” This is not a passage from the latest news article on the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. It is from a chapter entitled ‘Pandemic’ in a 2009 book by…

Lithuanian military officers test negative for Covid-19 after trip to Germany

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Three military officers, including Lithuanian Land Force Commander Brigadier General Raimundas Vaikšnoras, tested negative for the coronavirus after after a recent trip to a military conference in Germany, the Defence Ministry said. All three officers have been released from quarantine in a Vilnius hospital and will perform their tasks from home for a certain period of time, it added. Read more:  2 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lithuania The three…

U.S. military presence in Europe will be paid by European taxpayers

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As it was reported, the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI), aimed to strengthen the American military presence on the eastern borders of NATO, will lose about a quarter of its funding in 2021. Donald Trump intends to use saved funds to build a wall on the border with Mexico. A decrease in the EDI fund, as conceived by Washington, should not lead to a weakening of the American presence in Europe.…

Lithuanian military purchasing 25 Arocs trucks for €10m

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lithuania is buying new special-purpose Arocs trucks for its Armed Forces for around 10 million euros, the  Defence   Ministry said on Monday. A contract on the purchase of the trucks was signed on Monday by the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency and Silberauto, the representative of the German carmaker Daimler in Lithuania. Four carmakers bid for the contract to supply trucks for transporting platforms and containers. Lithuania plans to buy…

Lithuania compiles military conscription list, includes students for first time

Friday, January 10, 2020

Lithuania’s  Defence   Ministry has compiled a list of compiled the lists of 38,427 conscripts to be called up for mandatory military service this year. A total of 3,828 people will enter service at various military units in Lithuania later this year. “I signed all the lists. […] The process was really smooth,” Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told reporters. This year the age range of men called up for service…

Military And Political Trends Of 2019 That Will Shape 2020

By Tyler Durden on Friday, January 3, 2020

In the year 2019 the world was marked with a number of emerging and developing crises. The threat of terrorism, conflicts in the Middle East, expanding instability in South America, never-ending military, political and humanitarian crises in Africa and Asia, expansion of NATO, insecurity inside the European Union, sanction wars and sharpening conflicts between key international players. One more factor that shaped the international situation throughout the year was the further…

Huge military exercise in Lithuania details revealed

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

NATO and U.S. Army Europe forces will conduct “forcible entry” combat exercises in Lithuania, Georgia and Poland to prepare rapid response attack units for the possibility of war on the European continent. The Army’s 82nd Airborne division will drop into hostile territory to lead air assaults in as many as five attack operations across three allied countries of enormous strategic significance to NATO forces. “Having our troops and allies involved…

Minister: suspicious interest for Latvia’s military objects considered medium-high

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The level of suspicious interest of foreign people for Latvia’s military objects using different research methods, including drones, is considered medium-high, says Latvia’s Defence Minister Artis Pabriks. Pabriks says reconnaissance activities from Russia’s side continue increasing. Other countries also perform reconnaissance activities. The minister did not mention any specific countries. This reconnaissance is performed in technological field. The minister revealed that movement of suspicious drones is observed near military installations.…

Belarus to increase troop presence on Lithuanian border, adjust military plans with Russia

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Minsk will deploy additional troops to the Lithuanian border and adjust plans of the Russian-Belarusian regional military taskforce, Belarus’  Defence   Minister Andrei Ravkov told reporters on Tuesday. This comes in response to additional defence measures in the Baltic states and Poland, according to Andrei Ravkov quoted by the Russian state-owned news agency TASS. “It is understandable it is neither aggression nor a direct military threat. But the growing military…

Lithuania strongly condemns France for drift to think of itself

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Since the restoration of independence, new politicians have come to power in Lithuania. For the most part they are active and pro-democracy politicians. Most of them make their best to take Lithuania to a new level of development. The only problem with some of them is lack of self reliance in decision making and as a consequence – dependence on other political forces from abroad. Lack of own political will…