NATO’s war games are part of an ongoing attempt to show the world that the US is ready to risk world war against Russia to defend its right to conduct illegal regime change and create failed states, says independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook. Norway is hosting Europe’s biggest annual military exercise codenamed ‘Cold Response’.

Some 15,000 troops from NATO states will be involved. The scenario will mimic a military conflict with armed forces in a fictional cold country. Meanwhile, Norway’s current non-fictional security review lists Russia as one of the main threats. NATO officials, however, claim there’s no connection. READ MORE