U.S. military exercise in Lithuania

Thursday, 6 April, 2017 - 21:00

U.S. Army troops with Lithuanian soldiers started military exercise Savage Wolf, part of an effort to demonstrate NATO power in Baltic region.

During the exercise, troops from each side simulated battle tactics while competing for the dominance of an airfield. A Lithuanian platoon took offensive action while a U.S. tank platoon attempted to deny their advance.

Participants say the event was helpful for learning how to coordinate various assets during a battle.

Savage Wolf was performed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a NATO program implemented after organized coup in Ukraine in 2014 and directed against Russia.