To lead NATO, US army air assault forcible entry” Sport in Lithuania

To lead NATO, US army air assault forcible entry” exercise in Lithuania

NATO and US army in Europe forces lead to “violent intrusion” combat exercises in Lithuania, Georgia and Poland, to prepare rapid response-attack units for the possibility of war on the European continent.

troops of The army’s 82nd Airborne division to drop into enemy territory to conduct air attacks in as many as five attack operations over three allied countries of great strategic importance for NATO.

“After our troops and allies are involved in what is called a common violent will allow it to penetrate us, to go and have a surface area like a flight take a seat, so it can be used by friendly forces,” Colonel Joe Scrocca, Director of public Affairs for the U.S. army in Europe, told reporters at the Association of the United States army annual symposium in Oct.

These exercises that closely resemble the weapons, tactics and combat strategies, joint armed forces would be invited to perform at the big enemy attack, cover air, sea, land, cyber and space domains, in the whole of Europe.


It’s allies, all part of a massive NATO army exercise called the DEFENDER, is the largest U.S. army training exercise of the powers of Europe in the last 25 years, to mobilise the intended deployments in a large scale, with 20,000 soldiers and as many as 17,000 US.

in contrast to many previous exercises in the Brigade Combat Team level, this operation to include large parts of the US army to include National Guard, Reserve and active units, Scrocca explained; the ops will achieve expansive, numerous seaports, convoys and land-based combat facilities.

“We all travel together at the same time…for multiple countries, multiple ports and multiple bases. Interoperability is about relationships, technologies, and systems. You need to said to be interoperable on the tactical and strategic level,” Scrocca.

DEFENDER is scheduled from April to may 2020, with personnel and equipment movements occur from February to July 2020, an army report said.


all 18 countries are expected to participate, with the performance to be incurred for the activities over 10 countries. Some of the most important participants are Germany, great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and others. Defender include intermediate staging bases, river-crossings, air and sea movements, rapid deployment ops, equipment, transportation and use of Army Prepositioned stocks in Belgium and Germany.

During the exercise, of course, the function as a massive deterrent to any kind of great power-the European attack on the NATO, as a Russian invasion, Scrocca stresses that the DEFENDER will operate with a 360-degree focus on the perspective of the enemy attack from any direction.

At the same time, the countries selected for forcible entry exercises are clearly areas of considerable strategic importance, when it comes to the deterrence of a possible Russian aggression. In addition, it has a long process of escalating tensions with Russia, not only including the invasion of the Ukraine a few years ago, but newer problems. Some of them of the termination of the INF Treaty, to test the development of low-yield nuclear weapons, new weapons, East-European power, the maneuvering and the tense global hotspots, including the two countries.

However, Scrocca stressed that during the exercise some Parallels to a large-scale training and preparation of the event during the Cold war can be called Reforger, DEFENDERS will be much different. In contrast to a linear, mechanized attack against the force concentrations in a fixed area in Europe, DEFENDERS rely heavily on distributed combat networking, air-to-ground-sea coordination of the allied interoperability and newer technology.


“With Reforger, we brought a lot of forces together in one fixed point in Germany against a known enemy in a known location. With defenders, we are against an unknown enemy in an unknown place. While there is not a lot of attention on Russia, we know who will be our next opponent, so we must be prepared for anything,” Scrocca said.

Released on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:42:51 +0000

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