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Tango0110 Apr 2017 10:27 p.m. PST

… (Virtual) Battlefield.

"U.S. interest in the Balkans has waxed and waned. It is time for wax on.

The Balkans have been on America's back burner since the end of the Clinton era. Investing some attention and exerting some influence on the region should be more than a second-tier item on the administration's foreign policy agenda.

Few would argue that the peace and stability of western Europe shouldn't be a vital interest of the United States. The greatest external threat to a stable Europe is Putin. The Balkans is a playground for bad actors—and likely will be an increasing priority for them. Stopping these misadventures before they spin out of control just makes sense…"
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foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 2:11 a.m. PST

I'm on exercise in Albania in September, coincidence?

Tango0111 Apr 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

(smile)

Best of luck my friend!.


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Armand

coopman11 Apr 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

You must defeat the enemy single-handedly foxweasel. Best wishes and thanks for your service.

Major Tom11 Apr 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Foxweasel, I assume (hope) you are not part of the Intel Corps!!!

Why stop there? Share with the world your unit details, home address, car registration, favourite pubs a handy link to your Facebook page friends and family!

goragrad11 Apr 2017 9:40 p.m. PST

I note no mention of doing anything to improve relations with Serbia.

Really put the foot wrong there.

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

Major Tom, thanks for the Opsec advice, is that your real rank? Do you really think I would have said I was going to Albania on exercise if it was a secret? Do you think the Albanians don't know we're coming?

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

This is Ground Control to Major Tom:

Nobody expects the British Expedition! Cardinal Biggles, bring the comfy carrier! Wot? No cushions? That's just daft!

Foxweasel will go in like a lamb but return like an Albanian Lion; err, or was that last year's exercise?

Apologies for butting in, but I couldn't resist.

Cheers and be safe.
Rod Robertson.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

What do both, esp US have to do in there?

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