Plans for defensive war Expert : US preparing to Russian military action
in the Baltic area. (from German Focus magazine today 24 Sept 2015)
The United States expected that Putin is planning military action .
The most likely scenario for the Americans : A Russian military strike
against the country in the Baltic region . The plans for a defensive battle
should already be elaborated to the minutest detail .
The relationship between the superpowers USA and Russia is strained even
years after the end of the Cold War . But an open military confrontation
has hitherto avoided . Triggered by the conflict in the Crimea and in
Ukraine have new strategic considerations made the United States - and
revised its contingency plans in the event of a Russian military action
in the Baltic region .
Russian superiority in Conflict Simulation Game
As the US magazine "Foreign Policy " report , in 2014 experts of the
American think tank " RAND Corporation " met in June to a so-called
" tabletop " , a conflict simulation game . It was about the growing
political pressure from Russia against Baltic countries such as Estonia
and Latvia , and the threat of Russian military strike .
On the court there were two teams - red figures for Russia and blue figures
for the NATO troops . " The question was : Would NATO defend capable of
these countries ," said David Ochmanek , former assistant to the US defense
minister and now chief analyst of " RAND Corporation " recalls . In response
he had after researching a resounding "no " give - an alarming finding for
Conclusion:America cannot defend (successfully) Baltics or Scandinavia