Paul Joseph Watson
Russia has slammed an upcoming NATO military exercise set to take place in the ex-Soviet Baltic republics that centers around a “foreign invasion” of Poland and represents the organization’s biggest training drill since the Cold War.
Entitled Steadfast Jazz 2013, the drill will test the command and control elements of NATO’s Response Force in response to a simulated invasion of Poland by a “foreign power”. The exercise, set to take place in November, will also be held in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Planning for the drill began over a year ago.
Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov complained that the NATO drill invoked cold war tensions.
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