With 15 days to go until Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, Barack Obama seems bent on starting a war with Russia. In response to Putin moving nuclear armed missles into Kalingrad, Obama has moved US special forces up to the border between Lithuania and Russia.
Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
She said: “The United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea. US Special Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents” against military threats by Putin’s aggressive regime.”
This move along side the expelling of 25 Russian diplomats will increase the tension between the two powers. With Trump coming into power very shortly, it is hard to find a reason why Obama has chosen now to increase the special forces presence in these countries.