The Joint Baltic American National Committee Thanks Congress for NATO Support
The recent NATO Summit and subsequent events have emphasized the importance for the Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) to reiterate its support of NATO. JBANC understands that the strength of the Alliance is a product of more than its members’ levels of defense spending. JBANC expresses its appreciation for the actions taken in both chambers of Congress to reaffirm the commitment of the U...
Hybrid warfare as a concept and a military strategy has been discussed for more than a decade and has had a revival due to recent global election meddling and increased troll activity in cyberspace. Many experts take issue with the term itself, due to its vague nature. Marius Laurinavicius of the Hudson Institute suggests referring to hybrid warfare by its Russian name; subversion. The acceptance of subversion as a prominent threat has taken time because, unlike its military component, hybrid threats are deniable.
Just two years ago, it would have been nearly unthinkable for the Western alliance to set up a battalion here, some two hours' drive from Russia. But today, this German-led unit is quickly reaching its end-strength, with a Norwegian tank company arriving to round out the unit in mid-May. Similar multi-national units are coming together in Estonia, Latvia, and Poland, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States respectively. Together, they form NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). Click here to read the full article