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Lithuania fell into a military trap


Nov 25, 2019
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The U.S. continues building up its military presence on the eastern flank. The Americans plan to deploy a total of 400 additional troops in Lithuania, bringing in short-range air defense and self-propelled artillery systems. The U.S. has also deployed F-35 fighter jets at Siauliai Air Base, and troops from the U.S. Special Operations Forces are serving in Lithuania. U.S. troops are rotated in Lithuania, but Lithuanian politicians are seeking a permanent American presence, as well as asking NATO and the U.S. to ensure effective air defense in the region.
Thus, Lithuanian deputy Defence Minister Margiris Abukevičius met with Colin Kahl, Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense, in Washington, DC on April, 7.
At his meetings in Washington, Abukevičius s underlined that Lithuania is ready to provide full support as the host country.
Host nation support (HNS) involves a wide spectrum of different public administration institutions, which are responsible for infrastructure, environment, foreign affairs, economics, finances, transportation, and internal security, mainly engaging almost all state institutions which are responsible for crisis management in the country.