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World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week


Press release: World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week 4 April 2019  Next week NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) organises Locked Shields 2019, the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber exercise in the world. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to practise… Continue reading World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week

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Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way


This is an excellent article using an example from the Baltics and proposing it as a possibility in the US.  One term is used with which most Americans may not be familiar.  Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a… Continue reading Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way

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NATO – Trident Juncture 2018 – Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. This is strategic communications on a grand scale. These exercises, both of them, are clearly intended to send a message to the other side: we are ready, so don’t do anything. Don’t do anything stupid is implied. </end editorial> Lots of interesting media reports on TJ18 EX plus an… Continue reading NATO – Trident Juncture 2018 – Update

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Trump’s Political Warfare Tool – Belligerent Language


bel·lig·er·ence bəˈlij(ə)rəns noun aggressive or warlike behavior. After reading through mountains of reports about President Trump’s tough talk at the NATO Summit, I realized anyone quoted was a career diplomat or politician.   I don’t have any personal grudges against diplomats or politicians, I just do not trust the words coming out of their mouths.  A… Continue reading Trump’s Political Warfare Tool – Belligerent Language

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Nato accuses Russia of blocking observation of massive war game


Kremlin ‘failing in its obligations’ by saying only three experts can attend as 100,000 troops mobilise on EU’s eastern border Daniel Boffey in Tapa Wednesday 6 September 2017 13.44 EDT Russia has been accused by the head of Nato of blocking the alliance from properly observing next week’s Zapad military exercises, when about 100,000 Russian troops are expected to… Continue reading Nato accuses Russia of blocking observation of massive war game

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Press Release: 48th Air Expeditionary Group deploys to Lithuania


Press Release Baltic Air Policing News Release Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division Unit 30400, Box 1000, APO, AE 09128 Tel: +49 (0)711 680-6868/6618 E-mail: eucom.media@mail.mil Release: 17-64 August 29, 2017 48th Air Expeditionary Group deploys to Lithuania ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England (Aug. 28, 2017) — The 48th Fighter Wing has deployed approximately 140 Airmen… Continue reading Press Release: 48th Air Expeditionary Group deploys to Lithuania

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NATO Says Russia Should Be Transparent About Its Military Drills


Aug. 25, 2017, at 4:45 a.m. By Lidia Kelly and Agnieszka Barteczko WARSAW (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday the alliance would closely watch Russian military exercises in western Russia and Belarus next month, urging Moscow to be transparent about the drills. The maneuvers, the largest in years, with tanks, naval… Continue reading NATO Says Russia Should Be Transparent About Its Military Drills