Search: NATO,Eastern Europe (6 materials)

Will Putin Take Advantage of Conflict With Kim to “Liberate” Belorussia?

... Press, 10/2015. Trump seems to be doing so. As we demonstrated in Jiri'a books, Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia, 1968, Anatomy of a Decision, 1991, Soviet Decision-making for National Security, 1984, and other articles on Russia’s national security ... ... of Russian processes are pre-determined, above all, by the Kremlin anticipation of the U.S. response. This has held true for Eastern Europe, but also the Middle East. See our article in the Middle East Quarterly,“Why Putin wants Syria, ” Spring, 2016,...


A Manifesto for Eastern European Atlanticism

... pre-positioning of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe and improving the infrastructure of the member countries, although it turned out that these measures would be implemented on a bilateral basis. Kacprzyk identifies the decision to open NATO command centres in Eastern Europe and the creation of NATO’s Rapid Response Force, which is capable of deploying troops to the Baltics or Poland within one to two days. The 5,000-strong NATO Rapid Response Force will be heavily reliant upon the United States, as it ...


The Pentagon’s Compelling Arguments

... the Atlantic Resolve operation, which began back in summer 2014 and continues to this day with the goal of countering the Russian Federation “ following its military intervention in Ukraine .” Despite the sometimes frightening activity of NATO and the U.S. in the Baltic nations as well as Central and Eastern Europe, the ultimate goal is not war, but to maintain tensions and mistrust, especially in relations between countries of the former Eastern bloc and Russia. The uncertainty surrounding the extent of the operation as well as the $1-billion budget ...


Back to Lafayette

... and the world. It is reflected in specific activities and initiatives, such as the creation of NATO’s rapid reaction Spearhead Force and Operation Atlantic Resolve , as well as in the general increase of U.S. military activity in Central and Eastern Europe. For the first time since this group of countries joined NATO, the Pentagon began to talk about the possibility of deploying significant ground forces in the region , equipped, among other things, with heavy weaponry, including M1 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. There are also plans ...


NATO and Eastern Europe: A Challenge for Russia?

... are also plans to establish permanent naval connections, increase the capacity of the Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin, set up storage facilities for military equipment and materials, improve the national infrastructure (ports, aerodromes) of NATO-member countries in Eastern Europe, and increase the number of military exercises for collective defence and crisis resolution scenarios. Alarmists in Russia may argue that NATO is creating a powerful military arm that presents a real threat to Russia. A detailed analysis,...


Fighter Diplomacy

... services to keep infrastructure in high standing. Following the collapse of the USSR, Russia stopped deploying combat aircraft in Eastern Europe. The region of Kaliningrad – the European outpost of Russia – has hosted a small number of Su-27 fighters,... ... performed air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from Royal Air Force Mildenhall June 11, 2014, over Cornwall, England The main NATO aircraft deployments have mainly come in the form of exercises on the territory of new member-states and Air Policing missions....


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