NATO’s Largest Exercise Since the Cold War
Trident Juncture 2018 is NATO’s largest exercise since the Cold War.
Around 50.000 troops, 250 aircrafts, aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, 64 vessels and 10,000 vehicles will participate to Nato’s collective defence scenario (Article 5) from 25 October to 7 November 2018.
All Nato’s members as well as NATO partners Finland and Sweden will participate.
NATO casually describes Trident Juncture as a peacemaking endeavour, as means to defending Scandinavia against Russia:
The drills will take part in Central Norway, in the North Atlantic including Iceland, in the Baltic Sea and in the airspace of Finland and Sweden.
The aircrafts will operate from four Norwegian air bases, from northern Finland and from Kallax in northern Sweden.
In the Finnish archipelago more than 40 surface vessels will simultaneously hold naval exercise called Northern Coasts, which is connected to Trident Juncture.
Although the majority of Finns are against NATO membership, there is almost no public debate as to why Finland is participating.
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc.
Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. The Centre of Research on Globalization grants permission to cross-post Global Research articles on community internet sites as long the source and copyright are acknowledged together with a hyperlink to the original Global Research article. For publication of Global Research articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: [email protected]
www.globalresearch.ca contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes.