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American tanks and 12 armoured vehicles arrive in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUUnder Operation Atlantic Resolve, the U.S. Army’s First Cavalry Division will rotate to Latvia in early October to replace the U.S. Paratroopers who were previously stationed at Adaži military base. The new unit will bring five Abrams tanks and 11 Bradley armoured vehicles and will train alongside Latvian troops at Adaži.

The 1st Cavalry Division (“First Team”) is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Iraq War, and in the War in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Europe deployed company-sized contingents of U.S. Soldiers to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia starting in April for expanded land force training to demonstrate our commitment to NATO and our collective defence responsibilities, and to reinforce the security of our allies. These land training exercises, which come at the request of the host nations, will help to foster interoperability through small unit and leadership training.

These deployments are in addition to previously scheduled multinational land force military exercises in the region such as Combined Resolve II, Saber Strike, Rapid Trident, and Saber Guardian. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the United States’ unwavering defence commitment to NATO allies, including Latvia.


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  1. Loretta Hocking says:

    Thank God for our American allies. I am so grateful to the US for sending the team to Latvia.

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  2. mike walsh says:

    I do have certain fears about our seemingly only relying on America, but yes, the other party involved is too insane to fully support. I can only hope that the rest of the EU and NATO stand by Latvia should this conflict escalate. Latvia has lost too much of their population over the years due to the economic situation and I really hope this advance by Russian doesn’t push further people to move and relocate. Latvia needs to be Latvian, not just in language, but in culture and name. To lose this great country to occupation again will be the fault of the world this time. Support Latvia!

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    • Linda says:

      WOW …. am speechless!

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      • mike walsh says:

        BALTIC NEWS NETWORK. A megaphone online portal for the CIA and U.S. policy, my comments were a constant irritation and often censored. Irritated by ‘my impudence’ Baltic News Network, registered in Austria by a Fred Zimmer, has since hijacked my name, Mike Walsh, to post comments purporting to be mine. They have ignored complaints. Apart from this comment, anything with the name Mike Walsh is not my comment. It is a BNN deception.

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        • Linda says:

          so which Walsh are U. The old one with short soundbites as per your website or the one whose wife left him and started drinking and getting all maudlin?

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          • Brian says:

            I think it is the original Mike Walsh with the absent wife and drinking problem.

            Or, maybe Mike has a personality disorder like his hero Putin.

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          • mike walsh says:

            I wish I had an easy answer for you Linda and Brian, but the truth is you’re asking me who I am, and truthfully: I don’t know anymore. I have tried to post only reasonable things lately, but I fell off the wagon this week and published another outrageous attack on this website. I’m trying not to be maudlin, but sometimes i can’t help myself. The odd thing is my complaint: that my name has been “hijacked,” as though this forum required registration and proof of authorship. I mean, how stupid is that? Even a simple google search would produce results for “mike walsh” that numbers in the thousands, could I rightly complain that THOSE people are “hijacking” my identity?! Of course not! That would be ridiculous! I mean, I came here at the start to publicly insight disharmony and aggression and I did it all by just hiding behind a name! Did you all know my real name isn’t even Mike Walsh? That’s just something I chose to write under! I mean, sure, I could post my real name and give you the address of my blog or my email, but then that would open me up to more scrutiny than I would like…so, in summation: i am the real mike walsh, and my proof is that i say so.

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  3. james kay says:

    I don’t know why putin has any interest in Latvia or Lithuania,is it not just to annoy the americans and use this as a decoy because he has his eye on something else!

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  4. Mara C Reynolds says:

    Grateful, indeed, for American support for the Baltics and the protection promised by NATO.

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  5. Analysis of Nida Elena Poskute says:

    Why should we want to die for Estonia or Latvia? I raise a question, Why Sweden and Findland didnt want to die for Syria, but got inspired by the war in Ukraina? Sounds paranoid to think that Estonia will be attacked directly by russians. Psychiatric hospital is another strategy of war. Sadism, drugs, sex, ackward swinger parties, roses and tango is totally Norway. Is norwegian politics prostitute?
    Leadership is a sexy word and very contageous. Not everyone has leadership abilities, but the good news is: if you have them you can get training and be prepared for the international war conflicts and solutions. Leadership style chosen by a president influences the welfare and development of a nation. So, we have V.Putin with dictators style, but he uses democratic perfume sometimes too. Leadership of Ukrainas president Porosenko doesnt have much power, has many doubts, not stable, late with implementation of decisions in EU area. He can be replaced if events will develop not in favour of a mass. Why Latvia should become the next target of Russia? Political Translation (make up Clarings):Latvia has many russians and V. Putin said he could show his aggressive power not in favour of Latvia if latvians will continue insulting local russiansNato staff sits in Latvia with its toys and kindergarden of leaders. To achieve international piece is possible through harmonic international power sharing during get-together party of international leaders.
    All rights reserved by Nida Elena Lukosiute Poskute.

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    • Linda says:

      Your ramblings are all very interesting but did you have to repeat the paragraphs in every story – I have now read about Vlad’s style of leadership more than once. When does your course finish …. you could apply to those countries to teach the governments leadership qualities. Think of the lucrative business that would give you. Why stop in Europe … the world is your oyster, which reminds me must go and string up those beautiful Keshi pearls…. huvasti

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