Posts tagged as U.S.

New American military camp in Lithuania

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Recently Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist visited the Gen. S.Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys region) to greet the new rotation of U.S. soldiers deployed to Lithuania, met with the 2nd Brigade, 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion Commander Lt Col George Bolton Jr. “Defence cooperation between Lithuania and the United States remains particularly strong and intense, and deployment of…

U.S. Treasury “embeds” advisor in Latvian Finance Ministry

Friday, September 25, 2020

On Thursday, September 24, Latvia’s Minister for Finance Jānis Reirs, the Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit Ilze Znotiņa and the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia John L. Carwile signed the Terms of Reference between the Republic of Latvia and the US Department of Treasury, prescribing the provision of technical assistance of the U.S. Department of Treasury in the field of anti-money laundering and countering terrorism and proliferation. At the signing, Reirs said: “We have…

NATO in crisis

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 27, 2020

NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday against a backdrop of challenges for the transatlantic military alliance, rising tensions in Europe and a political crisis in Belarus. Addressing the situation in Belarus, Jens Stoltenberg denied accusations that NATO troops were gathering at the country’s border with Poland and Lithuania. “NATO has no military build-up in the region so any excuse to use that as…

Russia desperate to stop Poland from hosting U.S. nuclear weapons, launches new war games with Baltic fleet

By Gregorz Adamczyk on Monday, May 25, 2020

Russia remains adamantly opposed to Poland hosting U.S. nuclear weapons on it soil and is launching new military exercises that will be built around possible targeting of nuclear weapons that might be located in Poland, according to the Russian paper Niezavisimaya Gazeta. Russia’s new major war games will be launched with the participation of its Baltic fleet, which according to Russian defense chief Sergey Shoygu are designed as a response…

U.S. political tools in Europe are working

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Starting with the 50s years of the 20th century European countries has been taking efforts to unite. Europe has been living in the European Union format since signing the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. This treaty created the European Union with its pillars system, including foreign and home affairs alongside the European Community. The European states did their best to pursue an independent policy, develop collective responsibilities and rights. It was…

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.…

U.S. – Baltic States: nothing personal – just business

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Security situation in the world is deteriorating year by year, day by day. But wars and conflicts nowadays are not only deaths and damage but business and money for involved participants. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) made a report on all international transfers of major arms (including sales, gifts and production under license) to states, international organizations and non-state groups. SIPRI Arms Transfers Database which is freely accessible…

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 –…

Road wars in Syria between U.S. and Russia: video

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A new video released on Wednesday showed a U.S. armored vehicle attempting to drive a Russian military vehicle off a road in northeastern Syria. According to the account that posted the video, the incident took place in the eastern countryside of the Al-Qamishli District in northeastern Syria. In the video, the U.S. vehicle can be seen trying to cutoff the Russian vehicle as it attempts to speed past the Americans. The…

Tennis-U.S. barely beat Latvia in Fed Cup

Monday, February 10, 2020

The United States survived a fright from little Latvia on Saturday before winning 3-2 in a Fed Cup qualifier as Serena Williams suffered her first career singles loss in the team event. The United States seemed poised to advance to the finals after taking a 2-0 lead on Friday as Williams and Sophia Kenin won their respective singles matches in Everett, Washington. But Jelena Ostapenko gave plucky Latvia a lifeline…