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    The US-based research firm Potomac Foundation and Poland's Casimir Pulaski Foundation teamed up this week to simulate a full-scale war scenario with Russia, based on a hypothetical Russian attack on the Baltic states. Using the Hegemon computer-based simulation platform, the wargames were sponsored by Western and Polish defense companies.

    The wargames, which took place this week between Monday and Thursday at the Warsaw National Stadium – the site of the NATO summit in last July, were sponsored by the US defense companies Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, as well as Sweden's Saab and the Polish defense company Polski Holding Obronny. 

    A virtual who's-who of anti-Russian officials were in attendance, including former NATO Forces in Europe commander Philip Breedlove, Polish Deputy Defense Minister Tomasz Szatkowski, and Potomac Foundation president Phillip Karber.

    Defiantly demonstrating that nothing has changed since President Donald Trump's election, organizers of the wargames told Gazeta Wyborcza that the games were held "to help the West understand the essence of the military threat from Russia."

    According to the Casimir Pulaski Foundation's description of the event, the computer simulation, codenamed Hegemon Baltic Campaign, was used "to identify force structure and defense planning requirements for defeating Russian General Staff plans for the occupation of the Baltic States." Intriguingly, the wargames also played upon supposed Russian efforts to ensure "the disintegration of the European Union and NATO."

    The simulation's findings are being compiled into a report that will be handed over to Poland's Ministry of Defense.

    Last year, Karber, serving as a consultant to the Latvian Defense Ministry at the time, suggested that the Baltic states would have a good chance to defend against a Russian attack due to their swamps and narrow roads. 

    Earlier this month, another simulation was held by US lawmakers, this one also featuring a hypothetical invasion of the Baltic states by Russia. The paper map-based simulation was attended by members of Congress and experts from the RAND Corporation, as well as Estonian officials.

    In recent years, US analysts have warned repeatedly that Russia could take over the Baltics in a matter of days, if not hours. Moscow, for its part, has repeatedly questioned the logic of such analyses, asking what reason Russia could possibly have in invading members of the NATO alliance and starting World War III. Russian military experts and officials have also urged Western officials not to create "pseudo-analyses" about any hypothetical Russian attack on Europe.


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    • AnomicDust
      This is a morale building exercise for military men who never won a war.
      The closest to victory they ever had was collaboration with military occupation of their own country.
    • MNaydenov
      Sick and pathetic.
    • Dirk Ramsey
      Of course all of those "defense" contractors were there with their order books, happy to sell war toys, while the Polish people leave to get jobs elsewhere.
    • siberianhusky
      Let's cut all the BS. NATO and America want war to rescue their economies. Massive war means massive destruction, massive rebuilding, massive profits for the chosen ones and more importantly a giant step towards the NWO with 1 government and eternal slavery for the 99.9999 % that are left over.
    • sapper
      I still cannot fathom out WHY Russia would want to invade!! They have everything they need without resorting to war!! Time the "armchair warriors" grew up and got proper jobs!!!
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      Warsaw National Stadium, second half, extra time, Russia -- (broadcast is hacked)
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      luckysin reply tosiberianhusky(Show commentHide comment)
      siberianhusky, Dude are you high.. Who has the best economy in the world right now!? Ask Russko how there economy is doing.. bunch of alcoholics
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      we will never ever fall on our face like the ivan's did.. aka russians
    • avatar
      They are desperate to find a miracle that does not exist to plunder Russia of its resources the mentality is going back to pre Christian era thinking Obama stopped a number of dynamic joint energy projects of Mobil -Exxon when Tillerson was there that gave the US massive access to those resources but that was not enough it would have meant a stronger Russia and sharing power and sharing resources in a manner of speak.

      Thus the pre Christians sank the deal costing Mobil-Exxon Billions in a attempt to shut down those projects till they can figure a way to defeat Russia they have already tried just about everything except a warfare that is in advanced planning stage but mainly used as a threat and was used as a threat I believe something so horrid I wont even mention it.

      Unless the world finds a form of Christianity again it will happen as the pre Christians are out of there minds.
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      A bunch of servile, overpaid consultants with a videogame, trying to outdo each other in their enthusiasm to tell their sponsors exactly what they wanted to hear. And no doubt there was matey backslapping all round on this all-expenses-paid junket.
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