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Lithuania to build new barracks for Americans

Submitted by The Baltic Word…

On 30th of July Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said that USA will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year.

The defence minister’s comment came shortly after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said “there are opportunities” to send additional American forces to Poland and the Baltic States as the United States is slashing its military presence in Germany.

Besides, R.Karoblis highlighted that Lithuania had to invest in its infrastructure to be able to host American troops.

Unfortunately it is not empty words. As we know Lithuania has been trying to create the most comfortable conditions for the deployment of expanded American contingent on its territory (Pabradė, Mumaičiai, Šiauliai).

Implementing these infrastructure projects Vilnius spends money not only from NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), but actually from its own military budget. The money spent on modernization of the military infrastructure is a major part of the Lithuanian military expenditures (1 017 mln euro).

According to the Lithuanian Defence Ministry plans, three new barracks will be built on the grounds of the Pabradė military training area for allied troops. Three-storeyed barracks will accommodate around 1000 soldiers, with plans to put in place new sports and leisure infrastructure.

The construction of new barracks will create the necessary conditions for deployment of American troops not only on a rotational, but also on a permanent basis.

Besides, ammunition storage facilities, multifunctional firing range, vehicle depots, vehicle wash facilities, vehicle repair garages, storage facilities and etc. have already been built.

New railhead of Pabradė-Pažeimenė railway line, which was completed in May, will facilitate the swift redeployment of military and other equipment of U.S. Army

All these facts lead to the conclusion, Pabradė military training area is gradually becoming a well-organized American military base in Lithuania.

Lithuania to build new barracks for Americans

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jpthiran
jpthiran
August 4, 2020

I don’t like Putin, but Lithuanian politicians don’t seam very wise!…plaing war games doesn’t seam the best thing to do!…would be better to invest money in business and job creation!…attracting factories to install themselves in Lithuania!…just saying!…I’m not a Lithuanian…

The Mouse that Constantly Complains
The Mouse that Constantly Complains
Reply to  jpthiran
August 4, 2020

Whether it’s by Poles or Germans or Soviets or Americans, Lits are always ripe for occupation.

Those who ignore history.......
Those who ignore history.......
Reply to  The Mouse that Constantly Complains
August 5, 2020

It’s always been that way with Lithuania from its inception. The nation’s founder Gediminas learned to survive intact by balancing relations/alliances between the greater powers to his east and west. The current leaders have foolishly thrown the nation needlessly off-balance to no predictable end.

William H Warrick III MD
William H Warrick III MD
August 4, 2020

What a bunch of suckers, Lithuania just put a target on it’s back.

bluedogg
bluedogg
Reply to  William H Warrick III MD
August 4, 2020

All those Baltic countries are the same and always have been, most are poverty stricken as the young and educated move on to other countries but the politicians can always find ways to spend what little they do have on everything but their people….

Simple Truths
Simple Truths
Reply to  William H Warrick III MD
August 5, 2020

It’ll have to be a mighty small target.

Aleksandar Sarovic
August 4, 2020

The US is well capable to corrupt and blackmail the leaders around the world to achieve what they need. I know that the president of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic was involved in a crime so there was no question whether the country that has 500.000 people will join NATO. NATO needs to grow to present it is needed by the people. In fact it serves the interests of the elite only.

With Friends Like These........
With Friends Like These........
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 5, 2020

NATO pressured the chief prosecutor of Bari, Italy (a distant relative) to drop smuggling charges against Djukanovic years ago. Nice, huh?

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  With Friends Like These........
August 5, 2020

Yeap, that’s the way the word goes around.

Lou
Lou
Reply to  With Friends Like These........
August 5, 2020

It was not just Djukanovic that was involved in smuggling but also Zoran Djindic who was later made Prime Minister of Serbia, but assassinated by his fellow partners in crime because the EU demanded he curtail criminal activity after his elevation to PM..

Ghislaine
Ghislaine
August 5, 2020

Will the Americans be demanding a bath house and comfort girls like at Camp Bondsteel? Maybe I can help if they let me out.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Ghislaine
August 5, 2020

…lol…

Black Picard
Reply to  Ghislaine
August 5, 2020

Then I propose you spell your name more appropriately. How does Ghizzlaine sound for a comfort girl facilitator? 😉

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COVID is the Demon Semen
Reply to  Black Picard
August 6, 2020

Oh, that’s terrible. This is a family forum.

Wesaf
Wesaf
August 5, 2020

They are wingeing a lot because Russia is pulling out a lot of its industry. The US and a few NATO countries said they would fill the hole that will be interesting. Alot of there ports are closing as well cargo going elsewhere, happens when you bet on the wrong horse.

Wesaf
Wesaf
August 5, 2020

When you are a little country the best thing to do is shut your mouth and be in a position to trade anywhere you can.

Langley Plumbers Union
Langley Plumbers Union
August 5, 2020

Will they relax their building codes so that the showers can be properly electrified?

Eric Estrada
Eric Estrada
Reply to  Langley Plumbers Union
August 6, 2020

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anatman
anatman
August 7, 2020

The Russians won’t have much trouble wiping these ones out if American-instigated hostilities open up.

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

Next to the Polacks, the Lithuanians are the dumbest people in Europe. It is time to introduce my collection of Lithuania jokes here.   Q: What is the difference between a Lithuanian fan and a baby? A: The baby will stop whining after a while. —- Q: What does an Lithuania fan and a bottle of beer have in common? A: They are both empty from the neck up. —– Q: What is the difference between the Lithuanian soccer team and a tea bag? A: The tea bag usually stays in the Cup! —– Q: What do you call a… Read more »

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