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US troops are combat ready on Russian border – Lithuanian commander

RT | December 2, 2022

The US forces stationed in Lithuania have switched their stance from deterrence of Russia to combat readiness, Lithuanian Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupsys has said. The country shares a border with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic Sea, as well as with Belarus and Latvia.

“The main factor used to be deterrence, the demonstration that they were here and could increase our forces at any time,” Rupsys told radio LRT on Friday.

“And now the situation has changed: those units are being deployed so that they can fight immediately. It’s a seamless … transition from one mode to another.”

“At least until 2025, we will have rotating US units that will carry out military training and serve as a factor of deterrence, but also will be ready to carry out defensive actions together with us and other allies,” he added.

The chief of defense said on Wednesday that he had been assured by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley that American troops would have “a persistent presence in Lithuania.”

Battalion-sized US units with around 500 troops, Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles have been stationed on a rotation basis in the eastern Lithuanian city of Pabrade since 2019. NATO also maintains a German-led multinational unit in the country.

The US-led bloc announced the enhancement of its military capabilities in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, which began in February. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in June that the alliance’s rapid-response force would grow from around 40,000 to over 300,000.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that it considers NATO troops near its borders a national security threat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday that the bloc’s actions signify its return to “conceptual priorities” adopted during the Cold War.

December 2, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Who is suckering America into a war with Russia? Is the Ukraine part of America, for America to commit to war? And, NATO’s ‘treaty’ does not supersede the Constitution of the United States, wherein only Congress can declare war.

    Will Congress do so, then have the Chabbos goi President agree? Then what? What ‘level’ of war will ensue?

    Is this what you want, America? War with Russia, over a corrupt government/country called Ukraine? Is this your sentiment? You have no idea what lies ahead with this sentiment, if acted upon by an alliance with a country not to be trusted, as with Israel, not to be trusted. The parallel is that both want America to participate in war. Israel, with Iran. The Ukraine with Russia. Neither can be ‘won’. Either, or more evolving, both… will bring disaster.

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    Comment by michael | December 2, 2022 | Reply

    • More young American soldiers, ready to be fed into a Mince Grinder, on behalf of who?. Just like Vietnam, Iraq, Syria,…….Wake up, America.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 2, 2022 | Reply

  2. Funny how the goal posts always, but ALWAYS get moved, whenever government, big pharma, NGOs, agencies are herding the cattle (populations) of the world. Stranger yet is the unfathomable gullibility and stupidity with which we accept the argument that we are going to all these wars for our National Security . Other than the Cuban missile crisis, when has the United States been threatened with invasion in modern times? Who determined that every other country wants our so called “Democracy” and therefore young people on both sides have to continually be killed and maimed, so that we can force lifestyle compliance on the whole world? And now it is out in the open that, indeed there are some well known names that have been working tirelessly and pumping billions of dollars to trans humanize all of us and turn us into their slaves. When will we wake up, say no, and walk away from all this corruption that spreads misery on the masses for the gain of a few? We keep buying into the mantra, praising our heroes of wars, who are risking or giving their lives so that the rest of us can have freedom and a secure life style, while falling for the narrative that clearly is aimed at disarming us, silencing us, impoverishing us and permanently enslaving us.

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    Comment by Peter | December 2, 2022 | Reply


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