[..] One of the major reasons why tiny Finland with a population of 3.7 million in 1939 withstood an invasion by the Soviet Union was its large reserve forces. It is no wonder that Moscow has never tried to invade Finland again since the 1939 Winter War. By comparison to Lithuania, Finland today has a population of 5 million and a standing army of 35,000. However, it has a massive reserve of 355,000 men that by itself is a major deterrent. In order to field a force similar to Finland, Lithuania with a population of 3 million should field a standing army of at least 20,000 and create a 200,000-man reserve. Abolished in 2008, Lithuania recently revived conscription. It has a manpower base of nearly a million men between the age of 18-55 and certainly has the potential to develop the ground forces for a national reserve army that could bloody Putin’s nose the same way that the Finns did Stalin in 1939.[..]
vara bungas: šajā emocionālajā rakstā LT dabū pamatīgi “pa mizu”, bet tos pašus pārmetumus varam adresēt arī paši sev. Pieņemot, ka LV ir divreiz mazāka par LT mums būtu jābūt 10 000 lielai regulārai (standing) armijai un 100 000 rezerves karavīru (pēc BMD/OMD +ZS). Izlasot šo rakstu jūs uzzināsiet arī to, kas bija fon Gutjers un kāds ir viņa vārdā nosauktai taktikai sakars ar Rīgu.