In October, US special operations forces trained on their own and with partners in two important chokepoints on opposite sides of the world
A Belgian F-16 fighter patrolling the Baltic region on Friday morning intercepted two Russian Air Force fighters flying over a US destroyer off the coast of Lithuania. “The Belgian F-16 conducted a professional intercept and left the scene, demonstrating that NATO remains ready, vigilant and prepared to respond to any […]
US B-52 bombers and airmen deployed to the UK in October for Bomber Task Force 20-1. Bomber Task Force deployments are meant train US aircrews while reassuring partners and deterring foes. This rotation, which ended this week, was no different, as US bombers flew all over Europe and into the […]
Russia and its neighbours in NATO have been at odds since Moscow seized Crimea and intervened in Ukraine in 2014. Much of that tension has played out the ground in Europe, but NATO is also responding to what it sees as antagonistic behaviour by Russia in the waterways around the […]
After Russia’s seizure of Crimea in 2014, encounters between Russian and NATO forces became more frequent and, in many cases, less safe. One such encounter between Russian aircraft and the USS Donald Cook in 2016 was the “most aggressive” by the Russians in some time – here’s how US sailors […]
The US Navy, Marine Corps, and forces from other partner countries participated in Baltic Operations from June 9 to June 21. It’s the 47th time US and partner forces have conducted BaltOps, but it comes during a period of heightened tensions in Eastern Europe. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
NATO members and partners are in the Baltic Sea this month for BaltOps, an annual multinational exercise. BaltOps focuses on naval warfare, and preparing to find and defeat mines, a unique and potent threat, is a key component. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some 8,600 personnel, 50 surface […]
Russian Su-27 fighters intercepted US B-52 bombers that approached Russia during a training mission Monday, Russia’s Defence Ministry said. Russia released footage of the intercept recorded from the cockpit of one of the fighters. The US Air Force said that the training exercises were “necessary” to ensure that the US […]
A Russia fighter jet reportedly intercepted a US Navy patrol plane over the Baltic Sea. It’s not clear when the encounter took place, but such interactions have become common over Europe. Some encounters have been deemed dangerous by the US, adding to already heightened tensions. A Russian Su-27 fighter jet […]
Russian and NATO militaries are squaring off around Eastern Europe. While NATO forces are generally considered superior, some military planners worry Russian weapons could limit their ability to operate. The head of the Navy’s newly reactivated Second Fleet is confident they can function in contested environments, however. The Russian military […]
NATO is getting ready for its largest military exercise in years, Trident Juncture, in northwest Europe. But on the other side of the continent, in the Baltics, military activity has been simmering for years. The Baltic states, and their NATO partners, have eyes on Russia, which is itself worried about […]
Regina Seaways, a ferry travelling from Germany to Lithuania, suffered an explosion in its engine room on Tuesday afternoon. The ship caught fire, and was left stranded with 335 people on board. The Lithuanian military says the fire is out and it is dispatching rescue boats to the vessel. DFDS […]
US defence officials say a Russian jet intercepted a US Navy aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday. One official told CNN the Russian Su-27 fighter came within about 20 feet of the US plane. Such encounters have been common in the skies over Europe in the past year. A […]
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