- Robust electronic-warfare drills during Russia’s Zapad military exercise in September came as a surprise to Estonia’s military-intelligence chief.
- Russia has geographic and logistical advantages when operating along its western frontier, he said, and NATO is watching Moscow’s activity in the region.
- NATO is also working to reassure its allies in Eastern Europe and improve its command and control abilities.
Russia held large-scale military exercises with troops from Belarus earlier this year, during which Moscow claimed more than 12,000 soldiers took part in a variety of drills in both countries.
The Zapad 2017 exercises fell short of many of the sinister elements observers thought they might include, but one aspect of the electronic-warfare component of the drills elicited surprise among NATO officials.
Read the whole story from Business Insider.
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE READING.
Your subscription is important and supports our editorial integrity and our 100% veteran writing team. Advertisers these days are afraid of being associated with controversial news outlets, like us, that take a stand. Your subscription is vital to ensuring we can continue to publish the courageous apolitical news we are known and respected for as former combat veterans.Subscribe or login