Monthly Archives: January 2020

Military Exercises May-September 2019

Supplement to my Newsweek article

Exclusive: While The Press And Public Focus On Iran, US Military Prepares For War With Russia

William M. Arkin, 31 January 2020.

For five months, from May-September 2019, the United States and NATO, together with its European partners, conducted 93 separate named anti-Russian war games, some bilateral but most encompassing multiple countries and venues. Here they are by name:

·       Adriatic Strike
·       Agile Spirit
·       Ample Strike
·       Anatolian Eagle
·       Angel Guardian
·       Arctic Challenge
·       Argonaut
·       Arrow
·       Astral Knight
·       Aviation Rotation 19.2
·       Baltic Eye
·       Baltic Ghost
·       Baltic Protector
·       BALTOPS
·       Black Swan
·       Blazing Lance
·       Bold Quest
·       Breakthrough
·       Breeze
·       Carpathian Fall
·       Carpathian Summer
·       CELULEX
·       CMX
·       Coalition Warfare Interoperability Experiment (CWIX)
·       Cobra Warrior
·       Combined Resolve
·       Common Challenge
·       Dacian Arrow
·       Dacian Lancer
·       Decisive Strike
·       Detonator 19
·       Dragon 19
·       Dynamic Mercy
·       Dynamic Mongoose
·       Eager Leopard
·       Eagle Talon
·       Erciyes
·       ESP MINEX 19
·       Flaming Sword
·       Formidable Shield
·       Golden Wings
·       Green Griffin
·       Immediate Response
·       Iron Wolf
·       ISTRIA I 19
·       IT-MINEX
·       Joint Warrior
·       Judicious Response/Epic Guardian
·       Justice Sword
·       Lone Paratrooper
·       Mare Aperto
·       Noble Jump
·       Northern Coasts
·       Platinum Lion
·       Point Blank
·       Ramstein Alloy 19-2
·       Ramstein Ambition
·       Ramstein Dust
·       Ramstein Guard
·       Rapid Buzzard
·       Rapid Forge
·       Rapid Trident
·       Real Thaw
·       REP(MUS)
·       Resolute Castle
·       Saber Guardian
·       Saber Junction
·       Saber Knight
·       Sagitário 19
·       Sea Breeze
·       Shabla
·       Silver Arrow
·       Spartan Warrior
·       Spring Storm
·       Steadfast Cobalt
·       Steadfast Flow
·       Steadfast Fount
·       Steadfast Interest
·       Steadfast Pinnacle
·       Steadfast Pyramid
·       Stolen Cerberus VI
·       Strike Back
·       Summer Shield
·       Swift Response
·       Szentes Axe
·       Tactical Leadership Program 19-2
·       Thracian Fall
·       Thunder 2019
·       Thunder Reindeer
·       Tobruq Legacy
·       Toxic Valley 19
·       Trident Jackal
·       Trojan Footprint
·       Typhoon Warrior