A report in the German news magazine Der Spiegel (Issue 43/2017) based on a secret NATO document indicates how far plans for a War with Russia have progressed.

In the document entitled “Progress report on the Alliance’s Enhanced Deterrence and Defence Disposition,” leading military figures call for a major boost to military capabilities in order to conduct a so-called “Major Joint Operation Plus.”The abstruse terminology in fact stands for a war involving the main military organisations of all NATO countries, i.e. hundreds of thousands of soldiers.

The secret report states that NATO must be able to “quickly strengthen one or more threatened allies, underpin peace and wartime deterrence, and support allies in the event of an attack.”The secret report states that NATO must be able to “quickly strengthen one or more threatened allies, underpin peace and wartime deterrence, and support allies in the event of an attack.”

However, NATO is insufficiently prepared, due to the reduction and increased demands of flexibility of the armed forces for foreign missions. In the field of logistics, “the risks involved in rapid reinforcement is considerable”. The alliance lacks low loaders for tanks & rail cars to move heavy equipment to the front. The infrastructure is not designed for the heavy battle tank of the German Army the Leopard II.”

To ensure the transfer of troops and supplies across the Atlantic for war in Europe, high-ranking NATO military officers confirmed that the sea route could prove to be an Achilles heel for replenishment in cases of emergency,”

In the secret meetings of the central command, analysts warned that Russia is able to manoeuvre its Submarines in the Atlantic Ocean largely unobserved.” Based on the current command structure, NATO convoys NATO convoys in the Atlantic are defenceless!

Germany, which has been engaged in a massive military build up for the past three years now and is seeking to increase its military presence in NATO, will become even more centrally involved in NATO’s preparations for war with Russia.

A decision on the establishment of new command structures is expected at the meeting of NATO defence ministers on 8 and 9 November in Brussels—despite increasing tensions within the NATO alliance. The real aggressors in Eastern Europe are the US and western powers.

The USA has been systematically encircling and attempting to subjugate Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 25 years ago, and in February 2014, both Washington and the German government supported a right-wing coup against the pro-Russian Yanukovych government in Ukraine.

NATO increased its “Rapid Reaction Force” to 40.000 soldiers. Its so-called “spearhead” comprises four “multinational battlegroups” with 1,000 soldiers stationed in each of the three Baltic States and Poland, led by Great Britain, Canada, Germany and the US.

World Socialist Web Site / AA-Magnum News 2017.


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