Defender 2020 means Germany and other NATO states defend the right of American forces to poison drinking water, groundwater, rivers, soil, and air. There’s a new story from Wiesbaden today that reports the US has contaminated groundwater with 104,000 parts per trillion (ppt) of PFAS substances. Wiesbaden is contaminated forever. For comparison, Ramstein reported contamination of the carcinogenic substances at 264,000 ppt of PFAS while Spangdahlem Air Base found PFAS at concentrations of 1,935 ppt. In Bitburg, the groundwater was … Continue reading →
Kate Hudson latest blog on the Defender 20 theme for info
Major US Defender Europe 20 Maneuver: First Troop Transfers begin today through Germany
ERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own report) – Contrary to all previous announcements, the major US Defender Europe 20 maneuver – aimed at Russia – begins already today, Thursday, with US Army troop transfers crossing straight through Germany.
By IMMANUEL JOHNSON | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 8, 2020
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2nd Cavalry Regiment will take over NATO’s mission in northeastern Poland this month, in support of the alliance’s effort aimed at deterring Russian aggression.
The Vilseck, Germany-based unit will send one infantry squadron with elements from regimental engineering and support squadrons, 2nd Cavalry spokeswoman Capt. Ellen Brabo said.
by Pat Elder, December 26, 2019
Green X – Convoy Support centers in Garlstedt, Burg, and Oberlausitz
Blue – Parachute exercises: Headquarters: Ramstein, Germany; drops in Georgia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia
Black – Command Post Grafenwoehr, Germany
Blue Line – River Crossing – 11,000 troops Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland
Yellow X – Joint Support and Enabling Command, (JSEC), Ulm
The German version will be found here: https://cooptv.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/grossmanoever-defender-europe-20/
The first action conference against the planned NATO war-manoeuvre Defender 2020 took place in Leipzig (Germany) on November 24th. With 100 participants, mostly from the East Germany, the hall in the St. Trinitatis church was overcrowded, participants had to sit in the hallway and on the floor. Invited were people from the DFG-VK Ost, attac Leipzig and Halle, Aufstehen Leipzig, der Naturwissenschaftler Friedensinitiative and the BI Offene Heide. Present were peace activists from almost all regions, towns and villages of … Continue reading →
an interesting article on www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/
WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Own report) – In the spring of 2020, the NATO power block will hold a war game to test its mobilization against the East, according to a letter from the German Ministry of Defense. With the “Defender 2020” military exercise, the USA and its European allies will be testing the military infrastructure, command structures and supply routes it has been building up over the past few years in Eastern Europe.
Enclosed you will find the answer of the Federal Government to the routes of the troop transfer within the war maneuver Defender 2020, which Alexander Neu received and made available to us. Here a translation with the support of deepl.com: Question To the knowledge of the Federal Government, which deployments of NATO forces are to be carried out in the context of the preparations for the NATO manoeuvre “Defender 2020” planned by or from Germany and how did the “Bundeswehr” … Continue reading →
If you are interessed in official information abour Defender 2020, here the link to the website of the US Army Europe. https://www.eur.army.mil/DefenderEurope/
Here you can find the DEFENDER-Europe 20 Fact Sheet https://www.eur.army.mil/Portals/19/documents/DEFENDEREurope/DEFENDEREurope20Factsheet191216.pdf