vara bungas: VB sen un konsekventi iestājas par 3B militāro integrāciju līdz pat vienotai komandvadībai. Negaidīti (man) pie līdzīgiem secinājumiem nonākuši arī Jamestown foundation atbalstītie Baltic Security Strategy Project pētnieki ar progresīvo Olevu Nikeru priekšgalā. Būtiski, ka atšķirībā no daudziem (ja ne visiem) citiem līdzīgiem pētījumiem, autori uzlūko Baltijas valstu reģionu kā kopīgu aizsardzības pozīciju nevis dalīti pa nacionāliem bunkuriem. Līdz ar to viena trūkumi rada apdraudējumu visiem trim. Vēršu uzmanību uz to cik bieži šajos ieteikumos skan “joint”, common”, “regional”, “multinational” attiecībā uz 3B militāro sadarbību, kas pagaidām netiek tālāk par dažiem projektiem, dažām kopējām mācībām un retiem kopīgiem iepirkumiem.
Pētnieki ieteikumu 16.punktā pat aicina grozīt 3B satversmes, lai gan tad pēdējo, 21.punktu būtu jāpadara par 1.
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- Create a common Baltic defense strategy.
Create a common strategy for use of national guards and reserves.
Develop an intraregional Host Nation Support (HNS) system. Improve communication/cooperation with civilian side of HNS and beyond. Work with NATO to create a common reinforcement and HNS strategy.
Form a Joint B3 Crisis Secretariat with associated staff, infrastructure and communications. Standardize the crisis-management policies, procedures, processes and laws across all three states. Improve cooperation on cross border operations in crisis and pre-crisis “gray” times.
5.Synchronize defense terminology between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
6.Synchronize communication toward allies and partners, raising their awareness of B3 national and intraregional capabilities and limits. Give NATO a common set of requirements for support.
7.Form a two star headquarters (HQ) to manage joint operational area. Establish a Mobile Division HQ, promoting a flexible response, planning to be proactive.
8.Review investments in Defense Infrastructure, prioritizing mobile over static.
9.Promote joint procurement by establishing common procurement procedures across B3 national legislations, creating a B3 common market for military industry. Create a joint B3 Ammunition Agency and a joint B3 Fuel Agency linked to other NATO agencies.
- Create a B3 “Military Schengen” as a precursor to the European Military Mobility Initiative
11.Improve joint Baltic system of situational awareness and early warning.
12.Enhance maritime defense by establishing a Baltic Squadron and/or joint coastal defense system.
13.Enhance air defense by establishing joint command and control (C2).
14.Analyze and assess an adversary with the premise of B3 being a sub-target of NATO in the adversary’s plans.
15.Enhance Joint Exercises and shared capabilities accomplishing economies of scale, using Whole of Government Approach.
16.Consider amending either the B3 constitutions to make them more flexible and efficient to react in cases of an active armed conflict in order for the Baltic States to act through concerted actions and operations, or concluding international agreements to be further ratified by the national parliaments. It is for top-ranking military officers to examine the current status quo of opinions with regard to common operational and C2 issues between the Baltic States in case of integration of B3 forces, stationing of foreign military forces, transfer of authority and operational planning, as well as the responsibility of the state in commanding a common armed forces organ.
17.Empower the new Divisional HQ to lead on development of multinational combat issues for the three states. This should include cross-border combat, use of National Guard and reserves, reinforcements and all associated issues.
18.Work with NATO and allies to create an immediate reserve of brigade size for the three states
19.Work with NATO and regional allies to create a common air-defense strategy. Identify if eFP can be used to deploy air-defense units instead of more infantry. Create a more robust BALTNET air-defense control system.
20.Work with NATO and allies to create a common maritime strategy with a standing operations center for the Baltic Sea Region. Create a regional risk management plan (RMP).
21.Create a regional strategic course for senior officers and politicians at BDCOL to teach and discuss intra-regional interoperability.