Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In time of peace, prepare for war

In response to Russia's slow-motion invasion of Ukraine, and to its earlier land grabs in Georgia and Moldavia, Lithuania this week reintroduced conscription. "Today's geopolitical situation requires that we strengthen and speed up the manning of our army," said the country's president on Tuesday. Lithuania is lucky enough not to share a border with Russia, but it does have a long frontier with Putin ally Belarus.


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