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Monday, June 08, 2015

Stratcom Deploys Bombers Near Baltics

Three nuclear-capable bombers deployed to Europe this past week for large-scale military exercises near Russia, the Strategic Command announced Friday night.

The B-52s from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are currently operating from a base in Britain and joined maritime naval exercises in the Baltic Sea called Baltops 15, the largest naval exercise by NATO forces in the region this year.

The exercises are being held on and above international waters in the Baltic Sea and in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia—the Baltic states—and Poland.

All four nations fear Russia’s military aggression in Crimea and continuing destabilization in eastern Ukraine will be followed by Moscow’s use of military force against them.

The Baltic states last month asked NATO to permanently deploy up to 5,000 troops to the region to deter Russian aggression. Poland also wants a permanent NATO military presence.

Russian generals told U.S. officials in March during a meeting in Germany that Russia would take destabilizing actions against the Baltic states if NATO troops are stationed there.



Anonymous said...

Sure....let's just poke the bear..... From nukes to these muzzies. If you don't believe in the lord and the rapture then.........

Anonymous said...

Bring back Chrome-Dome! It took out the former Soviet Union under President'll take out the new Soviet Union as soon as the current POSOTUS leaves office...historical repeat of the last worst president of the United States.

Anonymous said...

Obama is trying to start a war, then he can use the Patriot Act to suspend elections, and remain in office.

Anonymous said...

6 years of Obama, Clinton and Kerry and we've set the world back 40 years