13 Jun '18, 9am

#USMC brings battle to the #Baltics in 'raid' with Polish, Romanian troops in #Poland

#USMC brings battle to the #Baltics in 'raid' with Polish, Romanian troops in #Poland

The sleepy Polish beach town of Ustka seems like an idyllic place to relax and let your guard down. That’s exactly what the Marines wanted during training late Tuesday night. Under the cover of darkness, they and their allies raided a nearby mock enemy encampment several miles inland of the Baltic Sea. This high-speed assault, which put an amphibious force behind the lines of an unsuspecting enemy, was the culmination of several beach landings this past week by Marines, and Polish and Romanian troops. The drills are part of the larger two-week Baltic Operations exercise, which ends Friday. It includes 16 allied militaries and observers from other nations. The exercise is based on a scenario in which instability in the Baltics leads to insurgent groups taking power over much of the region. NATO forces are asked for help. “The ability to conduct amphibious assaults is absolu...

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stripes.com 13 Jun '18, 11pm

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday that American troops must remain on the Kor...