[..] Unclassified RAND war games indicate that Russian forces could overrun local defenders and the light U.S. and NATO units currently able to respond within as few as two days. While the capitals and a small number of key points could be held for some time, Russian forces could seal the border between Lithuania and Poland, prevent reinforcement by sea, and confront NATO with a fait accompli. [..]
[..] Our analysis indicates that a NATO armored brigade combat team in each of the three Baltic states, supported by powerful tactical air forces, a division headquarters to exercise tactical command, and a corps headquarters to plan and oversee the campaign, would provide a reasonable deterrent signal and the capabilities to prevent a short warning coup de main, fundamentally altering Moscow’s deterrent calculus. These should be comprised of both U.S. and other NATO forces. Follow on forces would be required to win should the Russians attack. [..]
vara bungas: Negrib klausīt VB par vismaz divu NBS PD kājnieku brigāžu nepieciešamību pašaizsardzībai, varbūt klausīs RAND? 🙂 US Bde = 7 (3 strēlnieku) bataljoni (ap 4000 karavīri) pēc uguns jaudas varētu atbilst divām NBS MS brigādēm, ja tās būtu nokomplektētas līdz pilnam štatam un ekipētas atbilstoši štata TOE.