December , 2010 -- Obama backed NATO battle plan against Russia....
In a stark display of neo-Cold War policy, the Obama administration backed a NATO plan, code named EAGLE GUARDIAN, to wage war against Russia in defense of the Baltic. The revelations in leaked State Department cables are yet another indication of the war-like policies of the Obama administration, which include military threats against Iran and beefing up a U.S. Navy presence in both Chinese economic exclusion zone and North Korean waters.
EAGLE GUARDIAN was discussed at the recent NATO Summit in Lisbon, which was attended by President Obama. Secretary of State Clinton emphasizes in her cable that expansion of EAGLE GUARDIAN to Poland and the Baltic states must be kept secret.
The relevant State Department cables follow:
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S E C R E T STATE 127892 NOFORN FOLLOWING STATE 127892 DATED 150910Z DEC 09 SENT ACTION RIGA, TALLINN, VILNIUS, USNATO INFO ALL NATO POST COLLECTIVE IS BEING REPEATED FOR YOUR ACTION. QUOTE: S E C R E T STATE 127892 SIPDIS NOFORN E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/03/2019 TAGS: NATO MARR MCAP PREL EN LG LH PL SUBJECT: NATO CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR OUR BALTIC ALLIES REFS: A) USNATO 561 B) USNATO 464 C) VILNIUS 569 D) RIGA 514 Classified By: ACTING EUR A/S NANCY MCELDOWNEY -FOR REASONS 1.4(B) AND (D) 1. (U) This is an action cable. Please see paragraphs 2-3. 2. (S/NF) Summary and Action Request. The United States is developing a strategy for reaffirming both NATO and U.S. commitment to the core responsibility of the Alliance: collective defense. Examining NATO's approach to contingency planning will be one element of that strategy. Moving from country-specific to regional contingency plans is one potential method. Expanding EAGLE GUARDIAN could be a first step in favor of regional planning. USNATO should engage NATO Secretary General Rasmussen to begin to build support for expanding Eagle Guardian. In early 2010, the U.S. Military Representative (MILREP) at NATO HQ should take the following actions: 1) meet jointly with the Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC), the German MILREP, and other MILREPs as appropriate to urge the CMC to task the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) to include the Baltic States in the revision of EAGLE GUARDIAN, and 2) approach the CMC and request that he task SACEUR to brief the Military Committee on each of NATO's contingency plans with guidance that he identify any gaps in those plans. We will be better positioned to consider a broader regional approach after receiving SACEUR's assessment USNATO and Action Embassies are asked to engage with appropriate Baltic and Polish officials before December 16 to outline the U.S. position, while stressing the need to keep details related to NATO's military plans confidential. Contingency points are also provided at paragraph 4 for responding to public inquiries. End Summary and Action Request. 3. (S) Washington shares USNATO's goal of a non-politicized process for moving forward. Washington believes that increased public attention on the issue could complicate our efforts to achieve that goal. We need to make that point clearly to our Baltic Allies and Poland, while also underscoring that we take their request for NATO contingency planning seriously and support steps to address their concerns. We understand Baltic and Polish leaders will meet on December 16 and will discuss, among other topics, NATO contingency planning. It will be important to engage with Baltic and Polish officials in advance of that meeting to both outline our support for expanding EAGLE GUARDIAN, and our vision for a process that can deliver a successful result. In discussions with Baltic and Polish officials, Action Posts should draw upon the points below. (S/REL NATO) Begin Talking Points: FOR RIGA, TALLINN, AND VILNIUS -- The United States has taken careful note of the repeated requests by all three Baltic states for NATO contingency planning for the defense of the Baltic region. -- The United States believes that NATO - as a matter of course - should conduct appropriate contingency planning for the possible defense of Allied territory and populations. NATO's Article 5 commitment requires no less. -- As President Obama said in Prague: "We must work
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 007810 SIPDIS EO 12958 DECL: 01/22/2020 TAGS MARR, MCAP, NATO, PREL, EN, LG, LH, PL SUBJECT: EXPANSION OF EAGLE GUARDIAN TO INCLUDE BALTIC ALLIES REF: A. USNATO 35 B. 09 STATE 127892 Classified By: EUR PDAS Nancy McEldowney for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 1. (U) This is an action cable. Please see paragraphs 3-4. 2. (S) Summary and Action Request. On January 22 NATO Allies agreed in theMilitary Committee to expand the NATO Contingency Plan for Poland, EAGLE GUARDIAN,to include the defense and reinforcement of the Baltic States. Posts in Allied capitalsshould be prepared to explain, as necessary, U.S. support for this approach and howit fits within our broader vision for NATO contingency planning, as well as how torespond to media inquiries on the matter. Posts are asked to draw on the pointsbelow, as necessary, in discussions on this issue. End Summary and Action Request.