Germany looks to Baltic Sea

Increasing regional tensions see German move.

German navy returns to treating the Baltic Sea as a potential theater of war

COLOGNE, Germany – The German navy inaugurated its first-ever class of officers leading the multinational Baltic Maritime Component Command today, providing fresh evidence that military planners here take seriously the possibility of a military confrontation with Russia in Germany’s once-pacified back yard.

Navy chief Vice Adm. Andreas Krause established the German Maritime Forces Staff in the northeastern German city of Rostock, where the BMCC headquarters are being built.

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