Lithuania Approves New Military Strategy

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  1. Pathfinder

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    New Military Strategy of the Republic of Lithuania has been approved


    On March 17, the Minister of National Defence approved a new Military Strategy of the Republic of Lithuania. The document provides analysis of the security environment of the country, defines the security threats that Lithuania is facing, the governing principles of the national defence policy, as well as the military objectives and requirements for the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the war-time armed forces.

    “The Military Strategy of 2012 was no longer relevant in terms of security issues and the consequent new tasks for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. As the experiences of Georgia and Ukraine show, the Lithuanian Armed Forces have to be ready to respond promptly either individually or together with the Allies, to both conventional and non-conventional threats,” the Minister of National Defence said.

    The updated Military Strategy states that the security situation of Lithuania has deteriorated, while Russia’s actions, undermining the rule-based European security architecture, pose the greatest threat to the security of Lithuania.

    The document declares that the probability of conventional armed aggression against Lithuania or other NATO countries in the region is no longer a theoretical one and it may increase due to Russia’s growing military power and intensions to use it . The Strategy underlines that the Lithuanian Armed Forces have to be prepared to respond to non-conventional threats, for instance, irregular armed formations, or information and cyber-attacks.

    The new Military Strategy retains the original key military objective, which is to ensure a credible deterrence in concert with the Allies, and to ensure individual and collective defence of Lithuania in case the deterrence fails. On the basis of updated legal acts, the document also places emphasis on the capacity of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to implement military operations of limited scope in peacetime in response to local armed incidents and state border violations.

    The Strategy lays out the aspiration of having the permanent presence of NATO forces and military equipment in Lithuania. The revised Military Strategy also includes provisions on rendering assistance to the security sector reforms and development of local defence capabilities of the countries in the Eastern neighbourhood.

    The document has been supplemented with new additional requirements for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, namely: to rapidly shift from peace to wartime structure, to maintain standing high readiness units, and to swiftly respond to threats. The Strategy also emphasises the readiness to cooperate with civilian institutions, the ability to render necessary Host Nation Support, as well as the need to ensure efficient cyber defence of command and control structures of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

    The revised Military Strategy replaces an equivalent document that was in force since 2012 and is the fourth Military Strategy of the Republic of Lithuania since the re-establishment of independence. The National Defence Council approved the updated Strategy on March 14.

    http://www.kam.lt/en/news_1098/curr..._republic_of_lithuania_has_been_approved.html
     
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    Lithuanias primary strategy should be to hold off a Russian attack in coordination with NATO units stationed in the country until more reinforcements arrive from the US. They need to develop a military that operates like a guerrilla force incase of a Russian invasion, but a force that can still prevent the Russians from taking and holding territory.

    I think that in general the Baltic states should unify their armed forces, at the end of the day they face the same security challenges.
     
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    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    In fact this is what the Finns were doing during the Winter War (And this,proved to be very successful) and are still doing to this day.


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    The Lithuanians should learn from them.
     
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    Awesome video |Drool|

    When are they making the full movie? :0::

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    It just goes to show how effective well trained infantry, good communications, and good intelligence are. These are essentially the back bone of any sort of battle. You don't need to have thousands of tanks and armored vehicles, all you need is the right men in the right spots to halt an attacker. Its all about where you concentrate your forces, if you can bring more men and firepower to a fight than the enemy then you have a good chance of winning. You just have be in and out before the enemy can use its overall numerical superiority.
     
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    The problem is that in almost every Baltic state,there is an ethnic Russian community large enough to cause trouble,just like in the Ukraine.
     
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    Bob Hunter 45 2nd Lieutenant

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    Lithuania is not required to just keep the defense. you can destroy a group Rosii armies in Kaliningrad. (Keniksberg) .Rosiya not such a strong and terrible.
     
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    If Baltic states can remove Kaliningrad operating capability then Russian plan is finished. This is a good plan, maybe Lithuania needs HIMAR's or M-270?
     
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    Poland would be better suited to counter Russian forces in Kaliningrad, the Baltic states should save their budgets to increase their man power and to acquire MANPADS, Portable ATGM's like the Javelin, more 6x6 or wheeled vehicles to quickly transport troops, and smaller surveillance drones.
     
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    For this purpose it is necessary to block the Navy. I can find a description of this opperatsi. I understand Russian.
     
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