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NATO – Trident Juncture 2018

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A lot of media traffic on the EX, and a little analysis as well. Muscovy is churning out the usual nonsense, and the usual fake outrage. Notable is the participation of Sweden, Finland, and their long-lost Southern offspring in Ukraine.

Get ready for Trident Juncture 18 – YouTube

NATO Premiered Oct 25, 2018 Explore Trident Juncture 18 here: Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 brings together around 50,000 personnel, 10,000 vehicles, 65 ships and 250 aircraft from 31 NATO Allies and partner nations. Held in northern Norway, the NATO exercise starts on 25 October and continues through 7 November.

NATO Drills Aggravate Military Situation in North Atlantic, Baltic Sea – Moscow – Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – NATO Trident Juncture 2018 drills in Northern Europe are obviously anti-Russian, and they lead to deterioration of military and political situation in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department said in a statement on Thursday.

Gigantic NATO Drill in Norway Spurs Fears of ‘Record Speed’ Cold War – Sputnik International

A large-scale drill involving about 50,000 from 31 nations has prompted the opposition of Norwegian politicians and has been slammed for exacerbating tensions between the US and Russia, placing Norway between a rock and a hard place.

Russia Furious as NATO Launches 31-nation Military Exercise in Largest Drill Since Cold War

Around 50,000 troops, 65 vessels, 150 aircraft and 10,000 vehicles will take part in Trident Juncture 2018.

NATO’s biggest military exercise in years just started, but Russia may be more worried about 2 countries that aren’t members of the alliance | Business Insider

Trident Juncture officially started Thursday, with some 50,000 troops from all 29 NATO members and Sweden and Finland preparing for drills on land, sea, and in the air from the Baltic Sea to Iceland. NATO on Thursday officially kicked off Trident Juncture, its largest exercise in years. The exercises include some 50,000 troops from 31 countries, including all 29 NATO members. Russia is not happy about the drills but may be most irritated by the involvement of Finland and Sweden, two neighbours who are increasingly close to the alliance.

Ukrainian Servicemen To Partake In NATO Trident Juncture Drills – Defense Ministry – UrduPoint

Ukrainian servicemen will participate in NATOs 2018 Trident Juncture military exercises, the countrys Defense Ministry said Saturday.

Poroshenko: Participation in Trident Juncture exercises strengthens potential of Ukrainian army – 26.10.2018 15:45 — Ukrinform News

The participation in the multinational exercises Trident Juncture 2018 gives Ukraine an opportunity to strengthen professionalism of the personnel and military potential. “The multinational exercises Trident Juncture 2018 have started in Norway with the participation of NATO member countries and partners, including Ukraine. These powerful exercises aim to confirm the Alliance’s readiness to respond to new types of threats, in particular hybrid war and propaganda,” President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko posted on Facebook. According to him, everyone understands that Ukraine is on the guard of European security as the neighboring aggressor country threatens not only Ukraine. “We will continue to jointly strengthen the professionalism of our personnel and our military potential,” the Head of State emphasized. As reported, the multinational NATO-led Trident Juncture exercise will take place in Norway, the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden, from October 25 to November 7. About 50,000 soldiers will take part in the maneuvers.

Ukraine’s military needs mastery of English to boost cooperation with NATO | KyivPost

Ukraine’s military is improving its combat effectiveness and interoperability with NATO, but it still needs to improve its English-language skills and continue embracing modern military thinking, the alliance’s senior representatives of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) asserted on Oct. 22. A SHAPE delegation came to Ukraine on Oct. 22 to pay visits and give lectures as part of the NATO days held at three major military academies in Kyiv, Odesa and Kharkiv. Speaking to the Kyiv Post prior to the tour, the delegation’s head, Major General Odd Pedersen, noted that Ukraine’s efforts towards transforming its military has already resulted in having a number of combat formations that actually meet the 29-member alliance’s criteria of high combat effectiveness. “Having Ukraine as part of many of NATO’s operations throughout the years have been the most successful,” Petersen said. “Because your troops have represented their country very well, and they have done well in complicated scenarios. I’m talking about Afghanistan and Kosovo, but also about the Sea Guardian, the maritime operations (aimed to ensure security in the Mediterranean).” Last month, he added, NATO’s Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) successfully evaluated two Ukrainian combat formations belonging to the country’s Special Operations Forces, particularly a engineering company, as well as an SBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) defense company. By doing this, the NATO command officially confirmed that the evaluated units were completely interoperable and capable of operating with NATO standards and procedures – which is basically an ultimate goal for the whole Ukrainian defense and security sector under its 2020 reform. “I cannot speak for all of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Pedersen concluded. “But those evaluated units that I have seen are doing well.”

NATO’s biggest peacetime drill kicks off, angering Moscow

NATO’s biggest military maneuvers since the Cold War kicked off Thursday in Norway in a hypothetical scenario that involves restoring the Scandinavian country’s sovereignty after an attack by a “fictitious aggressor.”

NATO displays military might to vexed Russia in giant Norway exercises

NATO began its biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War in Norway on Thursday, proof of the US’ “rock-solid” commitment to the alliance’s collective defence, US Navy Admiral James Foggo said, as Moscow denounced the manoeuvres as “anti-Russian”. Around 50,000

NATO’s massive Trident Juncture exercise is all about the SLOCs

As the 29-member NATO military alliance begins its massive “Trident Juncture” exercise on Thursday, the primary focus is on training to defend the alliance’s sea lines of communication, or SLOCs. Specifically, NATO is preparing to fight to keep open the SLOCs between the U.S., Canada, and Europe. These SLOCs would help decide the outcome of any future Russian invasion.

50,000 troops to drill for invasion in largest Europe exercise since Cold War – News – Stripes

The U.S.-led NATO alliance will launch its largest war games since the end of the Cold War on Thursday, pulling together 50,000 troops, 65 warships and 250 planes for a mission that will test the ability of allies to free a member state.

NATO Begins Largest Exercise Since Cold War – YouTube

VOA News Published on Oct 25, 2018 Tens of thousands of NATO alliance troops are springing to action Thursday at the start of the alliance’s Trident Juncture exercise, its largest exercise since the end of the Cold War. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb brings us the latest on this massive event in and around Norway, and why Russia is watching.

Huge NATO Exercise Begins In Norway

Its aim is to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together, and ready to respond to any threat from any direction.

NATO confirms German troops to spearhead ′Trident Juncture′ exercises | News | DW | 17.08.2018

NATO says its 40,000-troop “Trident Juncture” exercises to be spearheaded by a German brigade, will proceed in Norway in October. Russia was briefed about the maneuvers near its border by NATO ambassadors last May.

The Corps’ armor makes a big showing in Norway as Marines test future force

The LAV-AT equipped with a new automated TOW missile turret system is making its European debut in Norway.

Today, NATO begins a huge military exercise. Here’s what you need to know. – The Washington Post

The Trident Juncture 18 exercises aren’t just for military training.

Nato holds biggest exercises since Cold War to counter Russia’s growing presence around the Arctic 

Nato has kicked off its largest military exercises since the Cold War across northern Europe as the West tries to keep up with Russia’s growing military presence in the Arctic and the Baltic Sea.

As winter comes, NATO kicks off largest maneuvers since Cold War | Reuters

Military forces from 31 countries began NATO’s largest exercise in decades, stretching from the Baltic Sea to Iceland, on Thursday, practicing military maneuvers close to Russia, which itself held a huge military drill last month.

NATO launches Trident Juncture exercises – The Washington Post

NATO officials said they are targeting a “fictitious aggressor,” but Russia isn’t amused.

Biggest Nato exercise since Cold War | World | The Times

More than 50,000 military personnel from 31 nations opened Nato’s biggest exercises since the Cold War yesterday, defending Norway against a possible attack from the east.The two-week show of strength, intended to project western readiness to deter Russian aggression, involves the deployment of 250

Massive Trident Juncture NATO exercise to deter Russian threat

NATO troops are in Norway amid growing concerns about Russian aggression, but Moscow says it could be forced to respond.

Norway set to host biggest Nato exercises since Cold Car – The Local

Nato’s biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, dubbed Trident Juncture 18, take place in Norway from October 25th to November 7th in what will be a massive display of strength.

Massive NATO war games will stop Putin ‘picking off’ Norway and Arctic territories for Russian empire, Admiral Lord West says

The massive war exercises – NATO’s biggest since the Cold War – began yesterday and involve thousands of troops, aircraft and vehicles from 31 different countries

Rovaniemi airbase hosting NATO warplanes | Yle Uutiset |

A NATO-led multinational exercise is bringing US and Belgian military aircraft to the skies over Finnish Lapland.

Top three ways Russia spreads disinformation about NATO drills Euromaidan Press |

Western military exercises are an obvious target for the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign that aims to undermine the public’s trust in EU countries, NATO and the West in general. Recently the Ukrainian-hosted “Clear Sky 2018” – a 12-day joint multinational military exercise – concluded. And NATO’s Trident Juncture 18, one of the largest military exercises ever held in Norway, was launched on 25 October. The disinformation about these events had been well prepared and tailored for different audiences well in advance.

COMMENT: If The Russians Invaded Norway – What Would NATO Do?

NATO rules declare that the rest of NATO has to then kick the Russians back into Russia. But would they? And anyway, could they?

Russia is quietly staging missiles for war in Baltic – We Are The Mighty

NATO forces are converging on Norway for Trident Juncture, which will be the alliance’s largest military exercise in nearly two decades.

The long NATO gravy-train may soon be over for Europe | TheHill

As we move further away from the Cold War and the U.S. looks to contain China as its peer geopolitical competitor, future U.S. presidents will be forced to strike a delicate balance between getting wealthy European allies to shoulder more of the burden within NATO and ensuring that NATO and the E.U. are on America’s side in the Asia-Pacific.

Ice’s melting: Will Arctic become ‘a new battlefield for oil like the Middle East’? — RT World News

NATO’s exercises in Norway is a furtherance of US aggression towards many countries – in this case it’s towards Russia, Joe Lombardo from United National AntiWar Coalition told RT.