Communist Bloc Military Updates: Stockholm: Russian combat jet, without active transponder, nearly collided with airliner en route from Copenhagen to Poznan on Dec. 12; NATO’s Dec. 7 encounter with 6 Russian strategic bombers over Baltic Sea included veritable Russian air armada, 22 additional combat aircraft accompanied Bears, Backfires; ex-Soviet Lithuania bumped up army’s alert level in response; NATO Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg comments on “unprecedented” surge in Russian military aviation in region: Undeclared flights have jumped threefold since 2013, to more than 100 annual interceptions; NATO replies to Russian aggression in SE Ukraine, Crimea, launches new command in Bavaria, Very High Readiness Joint Task Force carries out Trident Lance 2014 exercise, mobilizes 3,700 troops to repel simulated attack against ex-Soviet Estonia

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