Russia and China are once again holding large-scale war games together in a move that the United Nations is now planning counter actions against. What are Russia and China preparing for and who, if not the US, are they ‘war game playing’ against? This new story is currently being featured on the front page of the Drudge Report and seems to signal a new level of preparedness on the part of countries across the world. Russian officials have also denied reports that the drills would include a nuclear attack on Warsaw, Poland.
Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops.
Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed to counter growing concerns of a westward Russian military encroachment, according to U.S. officials.
“The Russians are moving forces closer to Europe, and that is troubling,” said a military official.
Beforeitsnews reporter Susan Duclos recently did a story asking if Russia was preparing to invade Western Europe in response to the Zapad-13 exercises now being spoken of.
Russia’s Zapad-13 military exercises in Belarus are scheduled to end Thursday. They included practice attacks on a western state, said one official familiar with reports of the maneuvers.
Some 13,000 Russian and Belarusian troops took part with over 60 aircraft and helicopters and up to 250 vehicles.
The forces practiced “rapid reaction” drills.
Russian officials recently denied Polish press reports that the Zapad-13 would include a notional nuclear attack on Warsaw. However, Russian officials have said the war games will involve practicing precision air and missile strikes.