BALTIC SEA (NNS) — USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 conducted an underway engagement with the Swedish Navy, April 22. Training alongside partners such as Sweden allows for increased proficiencies across warfare areas as our two nations work toward a safe and prosperous Baltic region.[..]
vara bungas: RU aktīvi nepatīk manevri ar SE un US piedalīšanos, laikam nevēlas, lai viss te būtu “safe and prosperous”… interesanti RU veto par stāšanos NATO uz SE izplatās tāpat kā uz UA?
UPD1 [..] Comparing the analyses of SÄPO with other unclassified intelligence reports from the region shows a picture of the implementation of a comprehensive Russian strategy towards the area of the Baltic Sea, Scandinavia and the Arctic, in which it combines intelligence-gathering, lobbying, disinformation and military means to meet its aims. This strategy might be calculated to influence the public debates in Sweden and Finland on the prospects of their membership in NATO while frightening both societies with the threat of “unpredictable consequences” if their countries join the Alliance. The long-term goal of these Russian activities in Northern Europe might also be to weaken cohesion in NATO, itself, and to generate disputes among the Allies about their future relations as well as military cooperation with Sweden and Finland.[..]