Baltic State of Lithuania Prepares for Invasion

Forget the Cold War, or even Cold War 2.0, this is preparation for the real thing. So would this be World War III, or something else? War In Europe: Lithuania Prepares For Russian Invasion As NATO Sends Troops To Eastern European States

More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, Lithuania is warning its citizens of a possible similar fate in the former Soviet Union republic. Lithuanian government officials have published tens of thousands of copies of a 75-page guide on how to survive a Russian invasion, BBC News reported Saturday.

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are small and all share a border with Russia, and all were part of the old Soviet Union. Lithuania has been a NATO member since 2004. An invasion is supposed to trigger action in the part of the NATO alliance. (Do we think the current or likely next US Administration will live up to its NATO commitments?)

Germany also warned residents in an August advisory to stockpile food and water in case of a national emergency. For its part, Lithuania announced last year it would restart military conscription for men aged 19-26.

The most ineffective foreign policy of my lifetime. Previous entry here.

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