Having arrived in Germany a few days ago, a mass of over 3,000 US ground troops backed by a large column of American tanks began advancing eastward toward the Russian border yesterday, heading across Poland as part of a major NATO operation called Atlantic Resolve.
Unlike a lot of more specific war-games simulating explicit wars on certain fronts, Atlantic Resolve was initially launched just to spite Russia over the civil war in Eastern Ukraine, and seems to be designed more or less to simply antagonize Russia militarily.
And it’s doing it’s job, in that event, as Russian officials expressed serious concern over the matter, saying they believe the advance of a large number of US troops heading toward Russia is a threat to national security. They also added that they don’t appreciate having a large number of troops massed on their European border by a nation that isn’t even European. Continue reading »
European leaders and senior former military officers have called on Donald Trump to clarify his position on Nato amid fears that the US president-Elect’s rhetoric on Russia could undermine trans-Atlantic security.