[VIDEO] How to stop a tank using felled trees pic.twitter.com/blZSgNxJOP— NATO (@NATO) January 9, 2017
So, NATO countries are working together to teach the Baltic countries how to stop a Russian invasion. Woot. So much comes up here.
- Obviously, the classic Monty Python Lumberjack sketch
- Abatisi or Abatisses showed up in a Jack Reacher book a ways back.
- That the soldier doing the briefing is Canadian is so perfect. Non-violent means to stymie an attack. Woot, eh!
- I suddenly realized that the Dave and Steve book might apply: that countries with Green parties in coalition might impose restrictions on their forces, preventing them from Abatis-ing. Environmental caveats?
- Yet more evidence NATO is signaling not just to its own publics but to Russia--that an invasion would be costly.
- Puts a different spin on the whole anti-access area denial stuff. For the cost of a chain saw or two...