Militaryzation Of Europe: Sweden Holds Largest Military Drill In Over 20 Years

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Militaryzation Of Europe: Sweden Holds Largest Military Drill In Over 20 Years

REUTERS/ Johan Ahlander

On Monday, Sweden started the largest military drill in over 20 years.

The three-week Aurora 17 drill will take place around the Baltic Sea island of Gotland and the areas surrounding Stockholm and Goteborg and will involve 20,000 troops, including a contingent of over 1,000 US soldiers.

The troops will drill on air, land and sea further contributing to the growing NATO-led military acitvity in Europe.

The mainstream media describes the Aurora 17 drill as a response to the Zapad 2017 joint military exercise conducted by Russia and Belarus that started on Thursday.

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