Any successful Russian thrust into one or more of the Baltic States depends on the calculus of speed. They need to make the action a fait accompli before NATO reinforcement can arrive. A 2016 Rand war game indicated that current NATO capabilities cannot properly offset the Russian 6-1 armor advantage in the Baltics in a timely manner. However, if key Baltic urban areas can be turned into potential urban fortresses, the equation changes radically.
The Baltics and Buyer’s Remorse SWJED Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:42pm
Are we witnessing a time when the US is regretting bringing the Baltics into the transatlantic community?