Cold War Headlines Returns: “Risk Of Nuclear Dirty Bomb Surges On Poor US-Russia Relations”

The military provocations between NATO and Russia reached a new post-cold war high yesterday when Poland became the host to the largest joint NATO war game in eastern Europe since the end of the cold war. The purpose of the massive drill, according to the Guardian, is for NATO “partner countries to mount a display of strength as a response to concerns about Russia’s assertiveness and actions.” The 10-day military exercise dubbed Anaconda-2016, involves 31,000 troops and thousands of vehicles from 24 countries.

The massive war games also play well with the current right-wing government in Warsaw which frequently argues that NATO must permanently deploy troops in eastern Europe to deter what the bloc keeps calling “Russian assertiveness.” Continue reading