American general: Kaliningrad air defense full of holes like Swiss cheese

The United States continues to build tension around the Kaliningrad region. In spring, NATO’s military exercises called Defender Europe 2020 will begin in Europe. They will be the largest in the last quarter century, and the Pentagon will play the main violin in them.

Why Kaliningrad?

This is the westernmost region of the Russian Federation, left after the collapse of the USSR cut off from the main territory of the country, surrounded by countries belonging to NATO. The Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy is based in the Kaliningrad Region. Here the densest air defense / missile defense system is concentrated; a large military group of the RF Armed Forces is concentrated. Placed in this region, Russian cruise missiles can cover Europe. It is not surprising that Kaliningrad is a big splinter from the Kremlin in the body of the North Atlantic Alliance.

Therefore, any real NATO war with Russia will begin with the elimination of this threat. The fact that such considerations exist in Washington was directly stated by General Jeffrey Lee Harrigian, Commander-in-Chief of the US Air Force in Europe. According to him, the United States is developing plans to break through the Kaliningrad integrated air defense system, which could be implemented in case of something. The US Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein spoke even more ominously:

Your protection is in holes, like Swiss cheese, we know these holes, we can use them, we can penetrate them and keep objects on your sight in your sight.

Richard Hooper, representative of the Jamestown Foundation of a non-governmental organization closely linked to intelligence and work with defectors, believes that Russia will lose the Kaliningrad Region in just a couple of weeks after the outbreak of war with the North Atlantic Alliance. The statements are very unpleasant, especially since they are supported by large-scale military exercises in the region.

So, within the framework of Defender Europe 2020, 40 thousand soldiers will participate, of which 37 thousand are Americans. 20 thousand troops plus 7 thousand fighters of the National Guard and reservists will be transferred from the USA to Europe. Also will be involved 9 thousand soldiers and officers from those already in the Old World. That is, we can say that these are exactly the American exercises on the transfer of forces from the continental part of America. Europeans will play a primarily supporting role.

The purpose of the exercises is to seize a bridgehead near the territory of a certain "aggressor". Given that the maneuvers at the final stage will take place in Poland, the Baltic states and Georgia, it is not difficult to guess who is meant. American soldiers will have to seize and hold a bridgehead until the arrival of the "cavalry".

It should be noted that in Western Europe they are very reserved about these maneuvers. The allies cannot refuse US assistance, but the escalation of military tension in the Old World does not make them happy.
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  1. Port Offline Port
    Port 20 January 2020 13: 57
    If it is "full of holes, like cheese," why were such a crowd lied in, and even sixes were kicked all over Europe with kicks?
  2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 20 January 2020 14: 13
    Quote: Port
    If it is "full of holes, like cheese," why were such a crowd lied in, and even sixes were kicked all over Europe with kicks?

    They train the occupation corps ...
    1. Jar.serge Offline Jar.serge
      Jar.serge (Reznik) 20 January 2020 14: 22
      It is precisely in the Baltic states and Poles that the invaders are training. They have a lot in common with Hitler. Don't you find?
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 January 2020 15: 11
    The Russian Defense Ministry can clearly explain to NATO that Kaliningrad is a piece of cheese in a mousetrap. It is worth encroaching on it and "Decision-making centers" cease to exist physically ...
  4. Dear sofa expert. 20 January 2020 18: 09
    Here, most importantly, you can’t fly past a hole, otherwise you can break a hole with a fool)
  5. vik669 Offline vik669
    vik669 (vik669) 20 January 2020 19: 41
    Russia will lose the Kaliningrad region in just a couple of weeks after the outbreak of war with the North Atlantic Alliance.

    - And what will the Alliance lose during this time, or will there be nothing left to lose?
  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 20 January 2020 19: 57
    The US is bombing everyone they can, and even North Korea can’t, which threatened to turn a dozen US cities into Hiroshima ... So, about the Russian Federation, it’s blah blah blah.
  7. Victor Yakushev Offline Victor Yakushev
    Victor Yakushev (Victor Yakushev) 20 January 2020 20: 14
    After such news, all the Russians screamed - Ahhh ... and ran to build new missiles, ahead of the norm and plan.
  8. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 21 January 2020 04: 01
    And what else can they do if their own Patriots are not capable of anything. And these are just the words of one general who could not even see the S-300 in real life.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 January 2020 12: 31
      And what, the S-300 were "in real life"? At least unlike the Patriots, who shot down the Iraqi Scuds. When there will be at least one combat use of the S-300, then something can be said.
      1. shinobi Offline shinobi
        shinobi (Yuri) 21 January 2020 20: 55
        Shot down, you say? You should at least read their press about these "churning" to broaden your horizons. The Houthis laugh at your words.
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 22 January 2020 09: 12
          During Operation Desert Storm, Patriot missiles destroyed 39 of the 62 Scuds that launched. Against the rest, the "patriots" were not involved, since the air defense computing systems determined the theoretical unattainability of the target. And what shot down the S-300, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, etc.?
          1. shinobi Offline shinobi
            shinobi (Yuri) 23 January 2020 01: 26
            Freshly a tradition. Tell it to al Saudam.
  9. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 21 January 2020 08: 52
    The habitual position of an incorrigible idiot in US uniforms is to scare them with the hope that retaliation will not affect their country. Here I agree with Kedmi: Russia must make it clear to the Americans that times have changed today, and even more so in the future, it will not be possible to sit outside the oceans.
  10. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 21 January 2020 11: 29
    Today, NATO's main task is to prove that they still have the possibility of attack, because the possibility of defense has long been lost. And grandmothers from Europe are collected for protection, which is not at all. And then, who believes these thimbles: the Balts, the Poles and the Romanians. The rest have a different thought: maybe it will blow.
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 21 January 2020 14: 38
      Quote: kriten
      The rest have a different thought: maybe it will blow.

      They understand that the Russian Federation, which has resources, will never attack the countries of Europe that have practically devoured its resources. As before, they lick their lips, looking at the map of Russia and startle when the genetic memory of unsuccessful attempts to take control of this is triggered.
  11. Jar.serge Offline Jar.serge
    Jar.serge (Reznik) 21 January 2020 13: 15
    Blessed is he who believes, General.
  12. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 21 January 2020 21: 02
    There is one interesting pattern, while they are in their seats in the Pentagon, well, they simply are not cooler. Let's tear Russia apart like a hot water bottle! But one has only to retire and all the coolness disappears somewhere, the look at the East becomes wise, the speeches are sane and the main message of all their "interviews" becomes - "Holy, holy! God forbid wake the bear Russia!"
  13. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 21 January 2020 21: 26
    Richard Hooper - very grieved by the mind. What are two weeks? At the first attack on our territory, the conflict will turn into a full-scale war. And it will fly not only to the European countries involved in NATO, but also, as Putin promised, to decision centers.
    A full-scale war involving the Russian Federation and two days will not last, not only two weeks.
    All understand this and, at the slightest hint of such events, countries like Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, etc. make a statement that they have nothing to do with the upcoming adventure. And since there is no surprise, then the attack will not take place. Not so all of the mind survived.
    And about the holes in the air defense - everyone saw how the Patriots worked in the KSA. And how Tomahawks in Syria got lost somewhere.
  14. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 21 January 2020 23: 29
    “Here in the warlike excitement of the governor, Palmerston hits Russia on the map with his index finger.”

    V.P. Alferiev (1823-1854)
  15. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 22 January 2020 15: 46
    Quote: Arkharov
    And what shot down the S-300, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, etc.?

    Well, like that - flies from Hmeimim drive away. And no one promised a greater Assad.
  16. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 22 January 2020 15: 55
    Quote: boriz
    and as Putin promised

    Well, he, too, to Donbass promised.
  17. Port Offline Port
    Port 22 January 2020 16: 19
    Quote: UpperMost
    And no one promised a greater Assad.

    Assad was promised another, and he is still the leader of the Syrian people.
  18. Port Offline Port
    Port 22 January 2020 16: 21
    Quote: UpperMost
    Well, he also promised Donbass.

    There are no and will not be Bandera in the Donbass, we must look at the promises in a positive manner.
  19. Border guard Offline Border guard
    Border guard (Catherine) 22 January 2020 17: 15
    Yes Yes! It’s straight, like this, they’ll stand for two weeks in front of my house at the outpost where I live ... They will persuade, they say, Katerina Mikhailovna, skip it, we really need ... And I will give them my ID of the voluntary border guard in the face ... right now, wait a bit ... ours will arrive ... then I will miss ... and for now we’ll have some tea ... we'll talk ....