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The largest war game in eastern Europe since the end of the cold war has started in Poland, as Nato and partner countries seek to mount a display of strength as a response to concerns about Russia’s assertiveness and actions.

The 10-day military exercise, involving 31,000 troops and thousands of vehicles from 24 countries, has been welcomed among Nato’s allies in the region, though defence experts warn that any mishap could prompt an offensive reaction from Moscow.

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4 thoughts on “NATO begins largest War Game in eastern Europe since the Cold War

      • What’s the biggest allure to join the military? Do the men and women enrolling truly believe they will be defending their countries or fighting just wars, if ever there is any such thing?

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        • I served in the U.S. Army. I enlisted after the Draft was abolished and the Vietnam War ended. I had only two motivations for doing so: 1) a life-changing event triggered depression and uncertainty about my future from which I saw the military as a last resort; 2) I felt compelled to follow in my father’s footsteps – he was a WWII veteran.

          Of all the people I served with, the vast majority of them had roughly similar reasons for joining the Army. Very few were motivated by patriotism or militarism.

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