Lovely photo of American armor from StrategyPage, and the caption reads in part:
Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire ceremonial rounds from their M1A2 Abrams Tanks at the Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Nov. 6, 2014. The Soldiers, who are here to assist in training the Latvian Land Forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, were part of an exhibit to dignitaries and local media. These rounds mark the first firing of tank rounds in Latvia since 1994.
Think about that. Latvia is a member of a defensive military alliance, and yet this is the first time any kind of tank round has been fired there in 20 years.
I’ve said it before and I’m afraid I’ll have to say it again, but NATO is no longer a serious military alliance.