Military exercises

18.03.2020

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

By Jan Oberg Defender Europe 20 is a huge, basically US military exercise, on European soil between February and May this year. It has already started. In the midst of a closed-down coronavirus Europe. And it is war-preparing, not peace- or confidence-building. The diagram above from the British Army… »

14.03.2020

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

With the recent WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, concerns are higher than ever about the rapid global spread of the disease with precautions being taken to limit travel, large gatherings, and panic. Nonetheless, one of the largest military drills in Europe since the Cold War is still set… »

22.02.2020

Washington prepares Europe for war

Washington prepares Europe for war

By Lukas Ramonas for The Baltic Word. As you know, large-scale NATO maneuvers Defender-Europe 20 will soon begin. Nearly 40 thousand troops will take part in the exercise. The exercise will be held in 10 European countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Germany. These maneuvers will… »

15.12.2017

Spanish armed forces to carry out military exercises in Catalonia

Spanish armed forces to carry out military exercises in Catalonia

Spanish armed forces will carry out military exercises in the coming days with the aim of coordinating efforts in front of a hypothetical attack on Catalonia. According to an article in the Spanish daily, ABC, on Wednesday, around 650 servicemen from the army, the frigate Admiral… »

15.09.2016

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. … »

27.05.2016

Open letter to American soldiers from the Czech Republic

Open letter to American soldiers from the Czech Republic

American military forces will cross the territory of the Czech Republic from May 27-30 in operation Saber Strike. The media are downplaying the event so as not to awaken the sensitivity in the Czech people that ended plans to build a US military base there in 2009. This crossing is… »

16.01.2016

North Korea says peace treaty, halt to military exercises, would end nuclear tests

North Korea says peace treaty, halt to military exercises, would end nuclear tests

North Korea Saturday called for the concluding of a peace treaty with the United States and a halt to U.S. military exercises jointly with South Korea to bring to an end its nuclear tests. This is not the first time this call has been made by North Korea which has… »

26.10.2015

In Naples, national demonstration against Trident Juncture

In Naples, national demonstration against Trident Juncture

A colourful and ironic demonstration marched through the streets of Naples, Italy to protest against NATO’s Trident Juncture military exercises. All photos by Darío Lo Scalzo for Pressenza. »

06.10.2015

EuroMarches rejects NATO military exercises

EuroMarches rejects NATO military exercises

During the reception of EuroMarches in Plaza Cibeles with a musical spectacle put on by Solfónica (an orchestra of 50 young musicians and 130 popular actors) there was a dominant cry: “Another Europe is possible!” under the emblematic banner on the city council building façade with the slogan “Welcome Refugees”. »

30.08.2015

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Spanish anti-war groups are organising demonstrations against NATO exercises on their territory from October with the participation of nearly 36,000 troops. The Platform ‘Let’s Recover El Retín’, based in the Andalusian town of Barbate in the south of the country, reported that the presence of the military affects the inhabitants… »

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