NATO to hold dress rehearsal for war with Russia in May


NATO exercises Defender Europe will start in May. It is worth noting that they will be the largest since the Cold War.


Earlier from 1969 to 1993. The Alliance conducted a similar exercise called the Reforger. Then the main goal of the Pentagon was the operational transfer of at least two American divisions to Western Europe, which were supposed to help the partners in the bloc to withstand in the event of aggression from the USSR.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the exercises were discontinued. But this year NATO intends to resume the development of the aforementioned tactics.

However, if you take a closer look at the purpose of the upcoming exercises, it becomes clear that not only their name has changed, but also the concept itself. Apparently, no one is going to stop the Russian invasion of Europe (especially Eastern).

On the contrary, the theater of operations must now unfold from the Baltic to the Black Seas and from Smolensk to the border with Germany, turning this entire territory into a "zone of chaos" without a front, rear and no neutral zone. The Pentagon intends to turn the confrontation with our country into many local clashes, where it will allegedly defeat the Russian army in mobility, maneuver with fire and air supremacy.

The Defender of Europe exercise will be practiced in Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and North Macedonia, with Hungary serving as their deep rear. American units from the 1st Cavalry and 82nd Airborne Divisions, as well as the 53rd Infantry Brigade from troops stationed in the United States will take part in it. In addition, the American contingent located in Europe will be involved, as well as 11 thousand personnel from other member countries of the Alliance.

Apparently, NATO intends to hold a dress rehearsal of the war with Russia in May. But our country "is not asleep" either. Already this fall, the Zapad-2021 exercise will take place, which will be a response to Defender Europe.

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  1. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 21 March 2021 10: 30
    +3
    It is advisable in the first days, so that before May 9, have time to finish with them.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 21 March 2021 10: 52
      -7
      Quote: Sergey-54
      to have time to finish with them before May 9

      Why are you such skillful warriors so far not cleared Syria of militants. Since 2015, five times have been on May 9th.
      How many coffins of the winners have been brought home from there?
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      3. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 21 March 2021 23: 06
        +4
        Before you ask stupid questions, take a look at the map of Syria in 2015 and 2020, how much territory was controlled by ISIS then and now:
        https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/4475419
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 23 March 2021 14: 18
          -1
          I have been following Syria since 2011. You should know that since that year there has been a civil war in Syria. ISIS, and then ISIS, did not control all territories in Syria. The US-led coalition cleared all of Iraq and the entire left bank of the Euphrates in Syria from IS and took the IS capital of Raqqa in Syria.
          And what is left to the share of the Russian Federation. looks very modest, as Iran also seemed to participate there.
          And the task of the Russian Federation in Syria was not to fight ISIS, but to save Assad's skin. And now there seems to be no IS in Idlib, and the Russian Federation continues to fight with someone there. But now all of Assad's enemies have become "terrorists."
          And the fact that half of the population of Syria has already fled from Assad, and this is more than 11 million people in the Russian Federation, I politely keep silent.
          1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 23 March 2021 17: 47
            +2
            I have been following Syria since 2011. You should know that since that year there has been a civil war in Syria.

            Nusra and ISIS become citizens of Syria?

            The US-led coalition cleared all of Iraq and the entire left bank of the Euphrates in Syria from IS and took the IS capital of Raqqa in Syria.

            All of Iraq? ISIS never controlled the whole of Iraq, All the "coalition" was worthy of was to wipe out Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria with carpet bombing and cause a humanitarian catastrophe there

            And what is left to the share of the Russian Federation. looks very modest, as Iran also seemed to participate there.

            Not tired of lying? even if you look and compare the number of combat sorties of Russian and Western aviation, you will be greatly surprised

            And the task of the Russian Federation in Syria was not to fight ISIS, but to save Assad's skin.

            One does not interfere with the other

            now there seems to be no IS in Idlib and the Russian Federation continues to fight with someone there.

            I'll tell you a secret, in Idlib "Nusra" and other terrorist rabble brought there from other regions of Syria

            And the fact that half of the population of Syria has already fled from Assad, and this is more than 11 million people in the Russian Federation, I politely keep silent.

            And why should they talk about it in Russia, let those who started this massacre with the help of the next color revolution, that is, your coalition, will tell about it
            1. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) 23 March 2021 20: 18
              -1
              Quote: Stanislav Bykov
              Nusra and ISIS

              Is this all your knowledge of Syria? About a civilian not a word. Come on, some kind of stamp about external forces, etc. and so on.
              I already know everything in advance.
          2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
            Ulysses (Alexey) 23 March 2021 22: 29
            +3
            I have been following Syria since 2011. You should know that since that year there has been a civil war in Syria. ISIS, and then ISIS, did not control all territories in Syria.

            If you followed, please explain what ISIS has to do with the "civil war" in Syria ??

            The US-led coalition cleared all of Iraq and the entire left bank of the Euphrates in Syria from IS and took the IS capital of Raqqa in Syria.

            Do not fence in nonsense, Raqqa and the left bank of EвFrata was taken by Kurdish formations.
            The "Coalition" was marked only by carpet bombing of peaceful people in the same Raqqa, which practically destroyed the city.

            And what is left to the share of the Russian Federation.

            Almost everything, with the exception of the Idlib viper, the US military base in the south and the euphrates with the Kurdish fools.
            While they were carrying chestnuts out of the fire for the Amers, their indigenous lands in the north came under the control of the Turks and Assad.


            And the fact that half of the population of Syria has already fled from Assad, and this is more than 11 million people in the Russian Federation, I politely keep silent.

            Cut the sturgeon at least in half, subtract the so-called. "internal refugees".
            There will remain 1.5-2 million, who simply have nowhere to go in the country destroyed by the next "spring".
            Assad did not start it.
            1. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) 25 March 2021 16: 29
              -2
              Quote: Ulysses
              If you followed, please explain what ISIS has to do with the "civil war" in Syria ??

              IS was not a party to the civil war. They wanted to build their own IG)))) !!!! You surprise me with your knowledge.
              I am always amazed at this kind of logic, type

              Quote: Ulysses
              Cut the sturgeon at least in half, subtract the so-called. "internal refugees".

              You would be kicked out of the house, blown up and put in a tent for 10 years and called an "internally displaced person". No work, no money or handouts from humanitarian organizations.
              Do you think Assad also lives in a tent?
              1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
                Ulysses (Alexey) 25 March 2021 19: 36
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                IS was not a party to the civil war. They wanted to build their own IG)))) !!!!

                Let me come to your apartment and build my family happiness.
                And if you are against, I will cut off your head and everyone who disagrees with my wishlist ??

                You would be kicked out of the house, blown up and put in a tent for 10 years and called an "internally displaced person". No work, no money or handouts from humanitarian organizations.

                I repeat not Assad tried to arrange a color revolution in the country. repeat
                His father extinguished attempts at "democratization" in the most brutal manner.
                For the example of Lebanon was just around the corner ..

                The country is multinational, multi-confessional, and prosperous by the standards of the region.
                What was missing ??
      4. Dmpv Offline Dmpv
        Dmpv (Dmitry Pavlov) 23 March 2021 13: 42
        +2
        Where do you get so many of you on all our sites? Comments are disabled in Ukraine?)))
      5. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 23 March 2021 21: 14
        +2
        Why are you such skillful warriors so far not cleared Syria of militants. Since 2015, five times have been on May 9th.
        How many coffins of the winners have been brought home from there?

        Would you like to measure yourself ??

        US moved into Afghanistan in October 2001 to drive out the Talibanc. (and got stuck like flies in molasses, 20 years, Karl, banished, cleaned with zero result)

        The figure for total spending on Afghanistan has been $ 822 billion since 2001, but it does not include spending on military aid to Pakistan, which is being used as a base for military operations in Afghanistan.
        However, an independent study by scientists at Brown University indicates that official figures for the cost of the war in Afghanistan are greatly underestimated.
        Researchers note that the US Congress has approved the allocation of assistance in the amount of up to one trillion dollars to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

        Neta Crawford, director of the Cost of War Project at Brown University, points out that this figure does not include other ancillary costs, such as military pensions and veteran health care, military spending by other ministries, and interest paid on war loans.

        With all this in mind, the cost of the war in Afghanistan is approaching two trillion dollars.

        Over the years of the conflict, the losses of the US armed forces in Afghanistan amounted to more than 2300 people, about 20 soldiers were injured.



        PS And if you add the long-term presence of the United States in Iraq, the picture becomes completely sad.

        the greatest losses were sustained by the US Army in Iraq, where 4550 US troops were killed. In Afghanistan, the losses turned out to be almost two times less - 2401 people. At the same time, the Pentagon irrevocably lost 21 civilian specialists. A separate registration of losses of private military companies was carried out - 3793 mercenaries were killed in Iraq, 3937 in Afghanistan. The US allied countries lost 1464 military personnel.
        1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
          kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 23 March 2021 21: 31
          +1
          Quote: Ulysses
          During the years of conflict, the loss of US forces in Afghanistan amounted to more than 2300 people, about 20 soldiers were injured.

          I will add a little.

          Losses of N.A.T.O. troops in Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-2014.
          General irrecoverable losses of the Armed Forces of the coalition countries for 01.11.2014 g... amounted to 4430 people.
          Losses of private military and security structures operating in the interests of the coalition amounted to 3012 people.
          Losses of the militarized units and police of Afghanistan acting in the interests of the coalition amounted to 4283 people.
          Total irretrievable losses - 11725 people.

          The coalition is no longer in Afghanistan, but the Americans have remained and there will still be losses ...........
        2. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 25 March 2021 16: 31
          -1
          Quote: Ulysses
          The United States brought its forces into Afghanistan in October 2001 with the aim of driving out the Taliban

          You would first need to remember who ruined Afghanistan back in the days of the USSR and who is the successor of that USSR and what the Russian Federation is doing now in atonement for the meanness that they have done for Afghanistan.
          1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
            Ulysses (Alexey) 25 March 2021 20: 04
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            You should first remember who ravaged Afghanistan back in the days of the USSR

            The assistance of the USSR to Afghanistan in the industrial sphere was so significant that it allows us to speak about the industrialization of this country.

            At the beginning of 1988, the Soviet Union assisted Afghanistan in the construction and reconstruction of 271 facilities. Of these, 130 projects were completed, and 105 construction assistance continued.

            Among the enterprises commissioned, one can name three road transport enterprises for servicing 300 KAMAZ trucks and a road transport enterprise for servicing fuel trucks in Kabul, which went into operation in 1985, a cannery in Jalalabad, a bakery in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif, with a capacity of 60 and 20 tons, respectively. bakery products per day, an enterprise for the progressive assembly of bicycles with a capacity of 15 thousand units per year in Kabul (1988), etc.

            Cooperation was also carried out in the field of agriculture. Soviet assistance in this area was expressed in the construction of irrigation systems, the creation of a public sector in agriculture, the organization of machine and tractor stations (MTS), elevators, the supply of seeds, agricultural machinery, etc.
            Aid to agriculture, including on a gratuitous basis, was also carried out with seeds, fertilizers, etc.

            Cooperation in the fields of science, education and medicine occupied a significant place in relations between the USSR and the DRA. In these areas, after the PDPA came to power, serious results were also achieved. First of all, let us note that already in December 1978, for the first time in the history of Afghanistan, the Academy of Sciences was created.

            With the help of the USSR, the Institute of Social Sciences of the Central Committee of the PDPA was built in Kabul free of charge. The complex included an educational building for 300 students with a library, a hall of the Academic Council, a reading room, a book depository, a printing house, a photographic laboratory, a language laboratory; hostel with an area of ​​1800 sq. m for 300 seats; conference hall for 400 seats; a gym measuring 18 × 36 m with changing rooms and showers; dining room for 128 seats with a kitchen; utility block, which housed a boiler room, a workshop for repairing cars, a laundry; three residential buildings with 63 apartments for teachers and staff; warehouse for storing materials.

            Cooperation in the development of vocational and technical education in Afghanistan was of great importance in relations between the two countries. By mid-1987, with the help of the USSR, 10 out of 12 vocational schools were created and operated, in which 3500 students were trained in 40 blue-collar occupations.

            Substantial assistance from the USSR was also provided in the field of medicine - in fact, a new health care system was created, which Afghanistan never had. Before the April 1978 revolution in a country with a population of 15 million, there were only 901 doctors (one per 20 thousand people), 76 hospitals functioned (5419 beds: one per 3 thousand inhabitants). The USSR assisted in the construction of hospitals and clinics, equipping them with equipment, donated medicines, trained medical workers, and sent doctors to Afghanistan.

            PS And so on, and so on ..

            And what have the Americans built and created in thirty years ??

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    1. Oleshko2 Offline Oleshko2
      Oleshko2 (Oleg) 21 March 2021 11: 57
      +4
      Specify which nation or people is mentioned in the title? NATO, if my memory serves me right, is an organization, or rather a military-political bloc.
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 21 March 2021 13: 13
        -7
        Quote: Oleshko2
        Specify which nation or people is mentioned in the title?

        The article is not in Chinese. And the words "NATO will hold a dress rehearsal of war with Russia in May" cannot be interpreted ambiguously. Today is "rehearsal". Tomorrow "Premiere".
        For a smarter audience. It makes no sense for NATO to attack the Russian Federation. RF degrades without war. Its economic growth of 1,5% per year is a pathological lag in the pace of development from the same NATO countries. I am not yet talking in detail about the technological lag.
        The Russian Federation gives to the outside world all the raw materials that it can give, and it makes no sense to subject it to occupation in order to get something else on top of that.
        Again, it will not sell. Competitors in the World will only clap their hands.
        Is there an answer?
        Now in the same detail. Your opinion why NATO should fight with the Russian Federation, benefit, meaning?
        1. Cetron Offline Cetron
          Cetron (Peteris) 21 March 2021 15: 36
          +2
          To take everything for free!
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 21 March 2021 22: 41
            -3
            Quote: Cetron
            To take everything for free!

            The fact of the matter is that it is impossible to get a clear answer. Occupying someone else's territory, you are obliged to take care of the local population. Plus, the patriotic part of the population will wage a guerrilla and sabotage war. But what was sold from there still needs to be obtained, that is, they incurred costs. This means that you will not get cheaper anyway.
            And the warriors are the warriors to carry out exercises and to scare the people and the authorities with enemies over the hill, in order to knock out more money for themselves.
            There will be no war.
        2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
          Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 21 March 2021 23: 12
          +4
          Why did they bomb Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya? Any answers? NATO is a wolf in sheep's clothing, so no need to sculpt a hunchback here
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 23 March 2021 14: 19
            -3
            Quote: Stanislav Bykov
            Why bombed Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya

            What could be smarter to write?
            1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
              Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 23 March 2021 17: 53
              +3
              What do you think is "not smart" here? Answer the question, and if there is no answer, be silent
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 23 March 2021 20: 38
                -3
                This is nonsense. "Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya".
                Each of these countries had their own scenario. For me, Libya suffered really in vain. And Yugoslavia - there was bloodshed and someone had to stop it.
                Iraq - Wasn't Hussein the culprit? The use of chemical weapons against the Kurds. Creepy photos where the streets are littered with the corpses of women and children, or Hussein did not commit aggression and seizure of Kuwait?
                1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
                  Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 24 March 2021 15: 53
                  +2
                  And Yugoslavia - there was bloodshed and someone had to stop it.

                  This is hypocrisy, who gave NATO the right to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state? The UN Security Council gave such a resolution? You will decide how you want to live, according to international laws or according to the concepts and law of the strong

                  Iraq - Wasn't Hussein the culprit? The use of chemical weapons against the Kurds

                  You mean the chemical weapons that Colin Powell showed everyone in a test tube at the UN?
                  1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                    Vladest (Vladimir) 25 March 2021 16: 36
                    -1
                    Quote: Stanislav Bykov
                    This is hypocrisy, who gave NATO the right to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state?

                    Does this mean that you are for killing people? Yugoslavia was a mini USSR. There was a natural process of decay. If not NATO, then all the same the SFRY would have disappeared, but with even more blood.
                    Now there is PEACE and this is the main thing. What can not be said about the DPR and LPR.
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  4. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 22 March 2021 11: 59
    +1
    NATO will not attack Russia, why would anyone need it, after all, it is enough if they agree with your government, they will sell gas and oil cheaply, and maybe some other raw materials. Europe needs weak growth to keep prices low. Wake up you are also not a pawn in this game as we are Poles? Do Ukrainians want to fight with you, to die for Jewry? Where are you. We do not want this, not because we are afraid of you, we fought 19 wars together, I think this is quite a lot for fraternal peoples. Maybe that's enough, maybe it's time to get along? Think about who we could be together.
  5. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 22 March 2021 17: 18
    +2
    Fools. Imagine yourself in the place of a NATO general. He was given a toy division. But they were never allowed to play seriously. Everything is just for fun. Don't even shoot ... Now put yourself in the shoes of a business tycoon, owner of a bomb factory. In peacetime, he earns a conditional million, and in wartime - a billion. What does he want? Now put yourself in the shoes of the clown who was elected president. On the one hand, advisers are generals, on the other, business magnates. Where in the crowd of these moral monsters who are in power will you find at least one person who would be against the war? And this applies to any country in the world. Why is there still no war? There are many places, only you are reading about this, sitting with a soft bottom on a warm chair, and not wallowing in blood in the basement of a neighboring house, converted into a bomb shelter, because yours has already been fucking bombed, along with your wife and children ...
  6. Cetron Offline Cetron
    Cetron (Peteris) 22 March 2021 20: 27
    +2
    Quote: Vladest
    Occupying someone else's territory, you are obliged to take care of the local population.

    Did the European Union care a lot about the occupied population? The world is shouting only about the Holocaust, but how many Soviet citizens were killed? Twice as many, mostly Slavs.
    M. Tester also stated that in Russia there should be no more than 20 million to serve superhumans. Has anything changed dramatically during this time? The USSR was destroyed, the turn for Russia - the plan is in progress. It depends on the Russians whether the West will be able to fulfill it.
    Judging by your comment, you hope to be useful to the Naglo-Saxons and you will be spared. In vain you hope - everyone in the furnace!
  7. Dmpv Offline Dmpv
    Dmpv (Dmitry Pavlov) 23 March 2021 13: 46
    +1
    NATO countries need to constantly coordinate every action with each other. They can't even imagine how they will fight with Russia with their own rules))). After all, each country will immediately begin to count its losses and demand comparable costs from its NATO friends. At the same time, America will spend a minimum to "help" at the end of the war))). This will be the last war for Europe!
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 23 March 2021 14: 21
      -1
      Quote: DMPV
      will fight with Russia

      Someone has to start a war.
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 23 March 2021 22: 44
        +3
        Someone has to start a war.

        I suggest starting Estonia.
        You are still breathing unevenly there towards the lands of the Pskov and Leningrad regions.
        Start and Tallinn will be Revel again.