Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NATO Beefs Up Eastern European Defenses

NATO announced today that two more F-15s are being assigned to the Šiauliai base in an effort to reassure the Baltic states that they are adequately defended.  According to, “The jets are on call to respond to any violations of Baltic airspace.  Lithuania said last week the number of Russian jets flying close enough to Baltic airspace this year to prompt NATO jets being scrambled has increased to around one a week.”  There are now 12 F-15s stationed at the base across town.


  1. I'll ask the obvious. Do you feel like you're on the front in the Cold War?

  2. More like the side line, I would say, Michael. Jane

  3. Hi, Michael. Sorry I've been incommunicado for a couple of days. There's a case to be made that the Red Army's being preoccupied with Ukraine is a good thing for little Lithuania. Still....