NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman to Visit Bulgaria

Politics » DEFENSE | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 16:12| Views: | Comments: 2
Bulgaria: NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman to Visit Bulgaria Lt Gen Mark Schissler, the Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee. Photo credit:

Lieutenant General Mark Schissler, the Deputy Chairman of NATO Military Committee, will arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria on Friday, the Defence Ministry in Sofia has announced.

Lt Gen Schissler will meet Bulgaria’s Chief of Defence General Konstantin Popov and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Mitko Petev during his three-day visit, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The high-ranking NATO official will also meet the head of the Naval Academy in Varna Commodore Boyan Mednikarov and attend events marking the Navy Day. Bulgaria celebrates Navy Day on the second Sunday of August.

The statement did not say what topics for discussion are on the agenda of the visit.

The Military Committee comprises the Chiefs of Defence of NATO member states. It is the senior military authority in NATO and provides military advice to the Alliance’s civilian decision-making bodies - the North Atlantic Council and the Nuclear Planning Group.


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Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Aug 2016 // 17:22:14

But to put the things strait Russia has two allies on the Balkan that declare full loyalty to Russia. Greece and Serbia and they are historically hostile to Bulgaria.... so things are complex here.. but the Serbs (the most loyal to Russia) put Russia in such a trap that she never recovered after that..Was Russian loyalty to these countries worth for Russia..?? The Russian historians will probably say no..not worth WWI and the demise of the empire... but the simple Russians are conditioned to love Greece and Serbia.

Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Aug 2016 // 16:55:16

For the American military Russia is the most profitable USA\'s enemy.. they can pay mortgages and live to receive pensions making Cold wars, Proxy wars ... Covered wars etch with Russia .....and knowing that Russia is not actually intending to attack USA, because it cant. With other enemies that are actually intending to attack USA these military are not so eager to go in confrontation. Because they may be fired.. after all thous that set up the attack on 11 of September they also sponsor the USA\'s presidents.. better go after Russia after all.

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