US halts deployment & recalls troops from NATO’s biggest drill ‘Defender Europe 2020’ due to coronavirus threat

The Pentagon has announced it will drastically reduce the “size and scope” of its participation in the NATO ‘Defender Europe 2020’ exercise, stopping just short of calling quits on the much-touted drill set to run until May. … Read More >US halts deployment & recalls troops from NATO’s biggest drill ‘Defender Europe 2020’ due to coronavirus threat

How many #DefenderEurope troops does it take to clear fallen trees from a road? US & British troops show master class!

US and British troops shared a bonding experience over fallen trees (or one tree, judging by the photo evidence) at a barracks in western Germany — and took to social media to take full advantage of the optics. … Read More >How many #DefenderEurope troops does it take to clear fallen trees from a road? US & British troops show master class!

‘Military Schengen’: NATO’s Russia fearmongering aims to attract neutral EU countries into the fold — Russian FM

NATO fans fears of the “resurgent” Russia and drags neutral countries into its orbit, but the fact is that Moscow’s military potential is only half the size of the bloc’s forces in Europe, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. … Read More >‘Military Schengen’: NATO’s Russia fearmongering aims to attract neutral EU countries into the fold — Russian FM

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg says alliance should seek better relations with Russia, signals willingness to meet with Putin

NATO should pursue dialogue and stronger relations with Moscow, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, declaring that he is open to meeting with the Russian president. … Read More >NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg says alliance should seek better relations with Russia, signals willingness to meet with Putin

Establishment would ‘never accept’ Russia in NATO, but why would Russia join anyway, even if invited?

What if Russia became part of NATO upon Trump’s invite? Sounds unthinkable given the Western elites’ mentality, but that’s how a German paper sees warming up ties with Moscow – and sends “a signal of despair,” analysts told RT. … Read More >Establishment would ‘never accept’ Russia in NATO, but why would Russia join anyway, even if invited?

‘Russia is no longer enemy of NATO, international terrorism is’: Macron calls on bloc to check its priorities

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on NATO to set its priorities straight, arguing that international terrorism is the main enemy of the alliance, while Russia is somehow both a ‘threat’ and a ‘partner.’ … Read More >‘Russia is no longer enemy of NATO, international terrorism is’: Macron calls on bloc to check its priorities