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Dick Morris says ‘Kaliningrad is not worth a war. For once, Russia is right, and NATO is wrong!
The city is located on the Baltic Sea and is completely cut off from Russia, which owns it and it’s surrounded by Poland and Lithuania. Maps show it as an enclave hanging out on the Baltic, part of Russia but isolated from it geographically.
Conquered by the Red Army in 1945, its million people are Russian citizens governed from Moscow. The Potsdam Treaty of 1945 awarded it to Russia.
It is strategically important to Russia because it is the home of the Russian Baltic Sea fleet and the only warm water port on Russia’s ice locked coast.
But now Lithuania is messing with it, barring any products sanctioned by the EU from crossing Lithuanian territory to reach Kaliningrad and, through it, the sea lanes of the world. Lithuania is wrong and, this time, Russia is right.
The right of Russia to access Kaliningrad is a modern metaphor for the Allied ability to access Berlin during the Cold War even though the city was surrounded by communist East Germany. We almost had a world war to guarantee that access in 1947 when Russia tried to do what Lithuania is now doing — barring access through its territory. The U.S. heroically supplied Berlin, the capital of a nation we had just defeated two years before, by an airlift thwarting Moscow’s ambition.
All Moscow wants to do now is to move EU sanctioned products from one part of Russia to another, something it has every right to do.
The U.S. and NATO need to tell Lithuania to back off. We do not want to go to war to protect Lithuania, now a member of NATO. They just need to get real.’https://www.dickmorris.com/russia-is-right-about-kaliningrad-nato-needs-to-back-off/
- “We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion.” — Nicolas Chaillan, former first Chief Software Officer for the Air Force, who resigned in protest over the Pentagon’s slow pace of technological development, citing China’s fast advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and general capabilities in cybersecurity, Financial Times, October 10, 2021
- “By the time the Government manages to produce something, it’s too often obsolete.” — Preston Dunlap, the Pentagon’s first Chief Architect Officer, responsible for promoting technological innovation at the Pentagon, who also resigned, labelling the Pentagon “the world’s largest bureaucracy;” The Japan Times, April 19, 2022.
- “Our lack of adopting these [commercial innovations] quickly creates an asymmetric disadvantage if our adversaries adopt them more rapidly… These differences are extremely relevant for conflicts we may face in the next decade where our adversaries effectively employ commercial technologies. For example, when U.S. troops were stationed in Iraq, ISIS sent small drones, which can be purchased on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, with grenades to kill American soldiers in Mosul… The DoD must add new capabilities like these in 1-2 years rather than 1-2 decades.” — Michael Brown, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit at the Pentagon, testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 6, 2022.
- “[In the PRC and Russia], private companies… work together closely with their militaries to gain experience with new technologies and concepts. From drone swarming to anti-satellite weapons programs, Russia and the PRC have studied our capabilities carefully and are rapidly modernizing its own military capabilities with a priority both on asymmetry designed to neutralize U.S. overmatch and accessing innovations in its commercial sector… Imagine how well our forces will defend against PLA swarms of drones if we have not experimented with this concept,” — Michael Brown, testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 6, 2022.
- “The current sequential process lags commercial product cycles and delivers technology several generations behind which would be the equivalent of supplying flip-phones and fax machines to our warfighters today…” — Michael Brown, testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, April 6, 2022.’https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/18512/pentagon-losing-to-china