Not only is NATO slow, it’s so slow refugees can move across the continent faster than its own convoys. In regards to the speed of a Russian attack, we’re talking 30 minutes to reach Poland before NATO can even roll out of bed and have planes taking off.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, Lt. General Ben Hodges of the US Army painted a stark picture of the military tensions and readiness in Europe.
“We’re playing catch-up a little bit,” Hodges declared during the 45-minute conference which covered a wide range of subjects, mostly focused on the theme of increasing NATO and EU readiness for possible Russian aggression.
Despite the continued effort from the US and allied nations, Russian capabilities in the region remain a very real threat.
Specifically, Hodges pointed to Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad and their anti-ship missiles as being able to effectively keep US-led forces out of the Baltic sea. Continue reading