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Three Islands Key to Baltic Security

Created on September 29, 2015

Three Islands Key to Baltic Security

Read the original report, "The Baltic States: The United States Must Be Prepared to Fulfill Its NATO Treaty Obligations," by Luke Coffey and Daniel Kochis.

The location of the Åland, Gotland, and Bornholm islands are strategically important to security in the Baltic Sea. Russia has long recognized the value of these islands and has even carried out military training exercises that simulated capturing them.

Source: Heritage Foundation research.

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Tags: Russia, NATO, Baltic-states