Preparing for a future battle in the Atlantic, NATO announced on Thursday that its new command in Norfolk, Virginia, is now fully operational.
Joint Force Command-Norfolk is the third of its kind and will coordinate with similar commands in Brunssum, Netherlands, and Naples, Italy. The headquarters is the second NATO command structure in Norfolk, joining the NATO’s Allied Command Transformation.
The new command will oversee NATO operations in the Atlantic and in the Arctic, two regions where the US is warning Russia and China are expanding their presence. At an inauguration for the new command, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned of so-called “great power wars” and drew parallels between future conflicts and World War II.
“It’s the mission of this command to fight the battle of the Atlantic in the event of armed conflict. Think about that. If you know your history, and you know World War II, you know how important that was,” Milley said. He said the “survival” of NATO and its success in a future war would depend on the success of the new command and the “success or failure of the battle of the Atlantic.”
Milley rattled off casualty statistics of World War II, warning what a future war could bring. “That is the butcher’s bill of great power war,” he said. “That’s what this international order that’s been in existence for seven and a half decades is designed to prevent. That’s what JFC-Norfolk is all about. It’s to prevent that outcome.”
Milley claims a new NATO command will prevent a future war, but since the end of the Cold War, the alliance has expanded and waged wars of aggression across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans. NATO is constantly stoking tensions with Russia by holding exercises near its border and in sensitive areas like the Black Sea.
9 thoughts on “Preparing for War in the Atlantic, NATO Opens New Command in Virginia”
Are we really at the point where Russian subs are about to enter the Atlantic and threaten merchant shipping, as the German U-boats did in WW II? How likely is it for Russia to play this game?. Oh but you can never be too $careful$ when protecting America.
America is being colonized by european barbarians intent on more war?
Waste of resources. Russia and China will wait for NATO to arrive at their doorstep before sinking them.
So, when does the 6th extinction begin? Soon, due to a nuclear exchange, or later due to climate change?
Does not seem to be much wiggle room.
Funny, I haven’t heard of Russia invading and wrecking any nations- North Atlantic or otherwise- in an awful long time. Are they attacking people willy-nilly and we’re just not being told about it?
US Navy Surface Fleet Readiness 2021. Less than stellar reviews amidst Wokeism and other -isms.
state sponsored terrorism
If people don’t stand up to warmongering politicians and lobbyists, no amount of wars will ever be enough for the greedy, super-rich 1% whose sole egotistical purpose is to rake in more money than sense.
Comments are closed.