European Military Exercises on Land, Sea and Air
The European Union held its first-ever joint naval exercise with the United States on March 23 and 24. In June, some of the same nations will gather in Germany for the largest Western air exercises since the Cold War. And as of this January, 11,500 troops from nine European countries practice under German command.
While the world is asleep, Europe is urgently at work, building a multinational military. Under the cloak of the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Germany is leading and coordinating Europe’s militaries. A little-noticed European military already exists.
The U.S.-EU naval exercise involved the uss Paul Hamilton, as well as EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta’s Spanish ship Reina Sofia and Italian ship Carlo Bergamini. Also in March, the EU announced it would hold annual independent naval exercises, starting next year. EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters that member states were “very clear that we need to further strengthen cooperation, build capacity, [and] ensure that our critical infrastructure is better protected” after the attacks on the German-Russian Nord Stream pipelines.
We are seeing the rise of a European naval force—a critical part of an EU military.
From April 22 to June 23, the U.S. European Command is directing a multinational joint exercise called Defender 23. The exercises stretch across 10 different European countries and include approximately 9,000 U.S. troops and about 17,000 troops from European allied nations. The troops practice rapid deployment.
While in this case European militaries exercise under U.S. supervision, European nations also get the opportunity to lead. Since January 1, Germany is leading nato’s highest-readiness military force that includes troops from Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Slovenia. Included is a multinational brigade with up to five battalions, supported by air, maritime and special forces.
Germany is using nato to prepare European militaries for blitzkrieg warfare.
June’s nato air exercises, Air Defender 23, will involve 220 allied aircraft and 10,000 personnel. Although under the nato umbrella, it is under Germany’s command and initiative. “The exercise was organized by Germany, not nato headquarters,” reported magazine Air & Space Forces.
Chief of the German Air Force, Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, said: “We have to take responsibility to stand up and say, ‘OK, we are ready to defend the alliance.’”
Deutsche Welle spoke with United States Gen. Michael Loh about the planned exercise and how it came about. Asked why the largest nato exercise ever is led by Germany, he said: “I’m not sure why it’s German-led to tell you the truth. I know that Germany wanted to lead an exercise to test both their ability to host forces and also their ability to do full nato interoperability.” He then noted that Germany made an open invitation asking who would you like to participate and the result was “the largest trans-Atlantic movement.”
The exercise will test the mobility processes and bases that host fighter jets, and it allows Germany to cooperate with over 18 countries’ forces. What better exercise to test a European air force?
European militaries are uniting just as prophesied in the Bible! Daniel 2 and Revelation 17 prophesy of the rise of a united military power consisting of 10 nations, or groups of nations. We are now seeing these powers emerge and prepare for the moment prophesied in Revelation 17:13: “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”
In a moment’s notice, these nations will suddenly unite under the leadership of one nation. To learn more, read “Who Will Command Europe’s Armies?”