Why NATO cannot defend the Baltics with only Four Tanks
High-ranking NATO general Hans-Lothar Domröse, since 2012 the commander of the Allied Joint Forces Command in Brunssum, is one of the few officers who dare to speak out clear, what is needed.
Before the highly respected and outspoken German officer was the Chief of Staff ISAF in Kabul (2008-2009) and commander of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg (2009-2011).
“With only four tanks in the Baltic NATO members states, I cannot sustain for long. NATO needs one tank division in Estonia and the other Baltic states.
Putin was our friend- but that has changed last year.
-: Five in few days, the rest in one month.
East of the Elbe river, NATO states are still equipped with old Russian material- that has to change.
We need modern heavy material and high tech too.”
Statements during the CDU/CSU discussion about the new White Book, German Reichstag, Berlin, September 23rd, 2015