Stability, peace and democracy in NATO’s northeastern region heavily rely on the Alliance’s ability to provide credible deterrence, e.g. through a swift deployment of well-prepared multinational forces, and MNC NE as NATO’s Regional Land Component Command is responsible for receiving incoming VJTF troops in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Consequently, Griffin Force-II served to discuss various logistical challenges and to produce solutions to identified needs or opportunities. Using maps and deployment data, this TTX promoted shared understanding of logistical factors in the Baltic Sea region.
“It is in our own interest to increase the resilience of the deployment plans for the VJTF,” Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commander MNC NE, highlighted during the Griffin Force-II opening.
This, of course, serves a deterrence purpose, but it is equally important to be ready the moment a potential fight starts. An exercise like this is an excellent way to uncover the challenges we must overcome to make that possible.