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Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania

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…

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan throws support behind Azerbaijan [Video]

Turkey’s leader Recep Erdogan is a problematic leader for both Russia and the United States. His country, Turkey is a NATO member. Yet Mr. Erdogan buys Russian weaponry against American wishes, and he is taking his country in an increasingly sectarian direction, recently getting the Hagia Sophia to restart services as a mosque (this is…

What is the status of Ukraine’s relations with NATO?

Recently, the United States again submitted a bill granting Ukraine the status of the main US ally outside NATO. Earlier, Washington refused to grant Kiev such a status. On June 2, 2020, NATO granted Ukraine the status of an Enhanced Opportunities Partner. Should such a steps be viewed as an increase in Ukraine’s role in the…

Baltic States at the epicenter of military exercises

The Baltic States have become the scene of NATO military actions especially aimed at provoking Russia and Belarus. At the end of September, this year’s largest military exercise “Sword 2020” will take place in Latvia. Approximately 1000 Vidzeme Brigade bodyguards and soldiers, representatives from the Lithuanian Armed Forces Volunteer Defense Forces and the NATO Extended…

The First NATO: Re-assessing the Anglo-French Alliance of the 19th Century

From the Rising Tide Foundation During this lecture, Martin Sieff (award winning journalist with Sputnik News and Strategic Culture) delivers an explosive re-assessment of world history during the mid-late 19th century. Since many disturbing elements of history have begun to repeat in our modern age, it is vital to come to a greater awareness of…

Berlin for the first time this century is showing independence from Washington’s demands

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… Although the U.S. can threaten Germany, now during the American election campaign, threats cannot prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. It is interesting to observe how for the first time this century Berlin is resisting demands made by Washington. After the U.S.…

Trump pulls thousands of US troops out of Germany (Video)

Via NY Post ()… Even amid national crisis and deep polarization, there remains one bipartisan establishment pledge: that the US military presence abroad must continue — forever. Witness the reaction to President Trump’s recent decision to redeploy nearly 12,000 troops away from Germany. “A serious error,” warned GOP Rep. Liz Cheney. Sen. Mitt Romney had a…

The U.S. Empire Is Ending

Eric Zuesse On July 26th, Germany’s Die Welt (The World) Sunday newspaper headlined “USA threatens German Nord Stream 2 contractors” and reported that, “The construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline has long been a thorn in the US’s side. Now they are increasing the pressure on German and European companies involved in the…

Russia And NATO Ramp Up Military Presence In The Arctic As Ice Recedes

Russia and NATO are each increasing their military presence in the Arctic as receding ice opens up new opportunities to expand in the region. The potential for a conventional conflict in the Arctic is low but an increasing military buildup by both Russia and NATO could quickly set the stage for “great power competition,” according…

Lithuanian officer in Poland suspected of spying

The Internal Security Agency (Poland) detained Lithuanian officer Antanas K., suspected of spying for Lithuania. This is an unprecedented case of the detention of a Lithuanian official in Poland. According to the source, the officer collected classified information that was not within his purview. He transmitted this information to Lithuania over the course of the…

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