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Saturday, April 03, 2021

More US-NATO war games: who are they aimed at?

 

DEFENDER-Europe 21 operations begin this month across Europe and continue through June.

US Navy destroyer in the Black Sea

DEFENDER-Europe 21 is not only in Pacific region it is also in Europa, but not like in 2020 in the Baltic region, now it is in the Black Sea region.

 


DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO and partners.

DEFENDER-Europe 21 includes a greater number of NATO ally and partner nations conducting activities over a wider area than what was planned for in 2020. More than 28,000 multinational forces from 26 nations will conduct nearly simultaneous operations across more than 30 training areas in a dozen countries.


This year, DEFENDER-Europe 21 will also include significant involvement of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. The exercise will utilize key ground and maritime routes bridging Europe, Asia and Africa. The exercise will incorporate new or high-end capabilities including air and missile defense assets, as well as assets from the U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades and the recently reactivated V Corps.


In March, equipment and personnel began moving from the United States. In April, participating units will draw Army Propositioned Stock from sites in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The bulk of training activities will occur in May and the exercise will conclude in June with the redeployment of U.S.-based forces and equipment. [The Pentagon moves military hardware from the US for the war games and then leaves it at weapons depot hubs set up in Poland and Norway - both very near the Russian border. Why?]


US Military weapons hub has been created at a base in Poland

Who are these war operations aimed at? 

NATO exercises Defender Europe 2021 are necessary to practice for war with Russia, said Oleksiy Arestovich, the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbass.

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