Posts tagged as United States

US election divides Lithuanian diaspora: ‘intolerance visible on both sides’

Friday, October 9, 2020

The divisive presidential election in the United States has also exposed differences among the Lithuanian diaspora in the county, according to the Lithuanian American Community. The Lithuanian diaspora is deeply split into two camps over the upcoming presidential election on November 3, where Democrat Joe Biden will run against Republican incumbent Donald Trump, according to Arvydas Urbonavičius, the chairman of the Lithuanian American Community. “It is sad because we are…

Questions for the European Dependencies

By Fred Reed on Friday, October 2, 2020

This admirable column gets a modest trickle of mail from European readers, for some reason chiefly in France and Italy but some from the Nordic realms. While these correspondents are intelligent and thoughtful, and sometimes translate my maunderings into their languages, they do not give a comprehensive view of what Europe thinks of the United States—the populations, I mean, not the politicians, who think what will profit them, but actual…

Lithuania buys Washington’s trust

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, July 13, 2020

Lithuania will purchase six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from the United States worth than $ 380 million. This was reported by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the U.S. Department of Defense on July, 6. The U.S. Department of Defense noted that the purchase of helicopters will significantly increase Lithuania’s capabilities in countering threats from the East, border control, medical evacuation, search and rescue operations and…

Prominent Lithuanian-American Stanley Balzekas passes away at 95

Monday, June 22, 2020

Stanley Balzekas Jr., a prominent figure in the Lithuanian community of the United States and Lithuania’s Honorary Consul in Florida, passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday. Stanley (Stasys) Balzekas was born in Chicago in 1924, graduated from DePaul University, worked as president of Balzekas Motor Sales and established the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago in 1966. He was a member of the Democratic Party of…

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…

United States and Latvia issued Joint Declaration on 5G Security

Friday, February 28, 2020

Text Taking into account that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both future prosperity and national security, the United States and Latvia declare their desire to strengthen our cooperation on 5G. 5G will enable a vast array of new applications, including the provision of critical services to the public, which will benefit our citizens and our economies. Increased amounts of data on 5G networks will further interconnect the economies…

Baltic states abandon their armed forces

By Vairis Godmanis on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

There are too many contradictions inside NATO, because the alliance has already turned into a commercial project. Trump is trying to force Europe to abandon its own war industry in favor of the US. However, this is not only business and lobbying for the interests of the American military-industrial complex. In the future, this will lead to the absolute defenselessness of Europe to the outside world and complete dependence on…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to conduct a visit to the United States

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On November 13–16 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is conducting a formal visit to the United States where he will attend „The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting” conference held by the U.S. think-tank Atlantic Council in the run-up for the NATO Summit in London. Minister will speak at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, he is also planned to meet with U.S. Congressmen, and attend a Lithuanian Armed…

Lithuania’s Vice Minister of Defense V.Umbrasas on a formal visit to the United States

Monday, September 9, 2019

On September 9–11 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas and a formal delegation will be conducting a visit to the United States of America. Vice Minister V. Umbrasas will attend an event organised by the German Marshal Fund and the Ministry of Defence of Latvia and meetings in the Congress, also, the meeting of secretaries of U.S. and Nordic-Baltic ministries of defence and memorial observance of September 11 at…

Trump’s war powers on Iran limited by U.S. Congress

Monday, July 15, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump’s powers to potentially take his country to war with Iran have been blocked by American legislators setting forth congressional authorization to such a move. In the U.S. Congress on Friday, July 12, members of the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the fiscal 2020 National Defence Authorization Act that would bar funding to use military force against Iran unless Congress authorizes it. Representative Ro Khanna…