Posts tagged as U.S.

Turkey says Syria operation preparations complete, Trump issues threat

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed preparations for a military operation in northeast Syria after the United States began pulling back troops, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington. But U.S. President Donald Trump warned he would “obliterate” the NATO ally’s economy if it took action in Syria that he considered “off limits” following his decision on Sunday to pull 50 American special forces…

Lithuanian Chief of Defence on a visit in the United States

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj Gen Valdemaras Rupšys is on a visit in the United States of America attending various events and meetings this week. Chief of Defence has already attended the swearing-in ceremony of the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley who replaced General Joseph Dunford. “I thank General Joseph Dunford for the active cooperation of the U.S. and the…

David Cameron defends Biden Ukraine scenario

Monday, September 30, 2019

Former UK leader says Britain believed Kyiv needed to crack down on corruption. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday supported the explanation offered as to why Vice President Joe Biden pressured the president of Ukraine in 2015 to crack down on corruption. Speaking on “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN, Cameron said, “It’s certainly true to say that the British view, I think in common with the American view,…

Rotational U.S. force of approximately 500 soldiers deploying to Lithuania

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Rotational U.S. force, a battalion-sized unit of over 500 U.S. Army soldiers, will deploy in Lithuania to ensure deterrence and train in exercises shortly in October. The unit is part of the U.S. Army Europe Operation Atlantic Resolve and will be deployed in Lithuania through spring next year. “We have sought for a larger long-term U.S. military involvement in Lithuania and the region consistently and patiently. Therefore the deployment of…

U.S. Army medics keen on Latvian virtual reality training tool

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A United States Army medical facility is showcasing an innovative Latvian hi-tech product online. Madigan Army Medical Center comprises a network of U.S. Army medical facilities located in Washington and California that serve more than 100,000 active duty service members, their families and retirees. As the U.S. Army’s second largest medical treatment facility and a state-of-the-art and technologically advanced medical center, Madigan is one of only two designated Level II…

U.S. Says It Has Plans to ‘Take Down’ Western Russian Region’s Air Defenses

Friday, September 20, 2019

The United States military has a secret blueprint targeting the air defense system protecting Russia’s westernmost territory of Kaliningrad, according to the U.S. Air Force’s top commander in Europe. NATO members perceive Russia’s missile deployments in Kaliningrad as a threat at a time when tensions between Russia and its Western neighbors are running high over Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Kaliningrad is a Baltic exclave bordered by Poland…

US and NATO partners use exercise to better protect waters where Russia operates

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

U.S. divers used underwater drones to find and clear simulated mines and submerged explosives in a NATO exercise that seeks to boost security in the Baltic Sea area, where Russia has grown more active. Eighteen countries, 40 vessels and 3,000 personnel are participating in this year’s two-week Northern Coasts exercise in the Danish straits, which link the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. “The Baltic Sea is of vital importance…

Russia does not exclude nuclear war in Europe

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, September 16, 2019

In these latter days the issue of the risk of nuclear escalation in a non-nuclear conflict and war by mistake is acutely on the agenda. Obviously, strategic stability is in deep crisis. According to the report, which is based on the results of a situational analysis directed by Sergei A. Karaganov and held at the Russian Foreign Ministry, “it would be a mistake to think that the new military-strategic landscape…

Lithuania Receives the U.S. Approval to Purchase Hundreds of JLTV Armoured Vehicles

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence informed that the U.S. administration has agreed to sell Lithuania its newest JLTV armoured vehicles. The contract for the purchase of 200 vehicles is to be signed this year, however, it is quite possible that the Lithuanians will buy more JLTVs in the future. Lithuania’s Deputy Defence Minister Giedrius Jeglinskas informed that the sides “are proceeding to agree on the contract”. The U.S. government has…

Estonia wants increased US involvement in backing Baltic region security

Friday, August 9, 2019

In its relations with the U.S., Estonia considers its primary strategic objective to ensure the U.S.’ active participation and involvement in all aspects of Estonian security. “The U.S. is only country that shares the fundamental values that make up the foundations of Estonia’s social structure with enough military, political and economic power to fend off attacks that may threaten Estonia on its own, if need be,” a memorandum submitted to…