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Annexation of the Baltic States

- 9 months ago

The annexation of ... with the Army and the Estonian Defence League militia organization, surrendered to Soviet occupation. NKO Commissar Semyon Timoshenko ordered the disbanding of the military organizations of the Baltic States, leaving the task of ...

Estonian army

- 25 years ago

The Estonian Army is structured according to the principle of a reserve ... Defence League combine more than 20,000 volunteers, in all, and include the Estonian Defence League’s women’s corps Naiskodukaitse, the Estonian Defence League’s boys ...

The cyberspace arms race

- 1 year ago

Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Unit Tallinn chief Jaan Priisalu says the hands of Estonian cyber defenders aren’t altogether tied, however, should the need arise for counter attack. For instance, a situation may occur where a botnet needs to be ...

Department of Defense and Estonia Ministry of Defense Sign Memorandum of Understanding

- 2 years ago

The Department of Defense signed a memorandum of agreement today with ... This MOU opens the way to closer cooperation between the Estonian Defence League and U.S. Reserve Component force that should improve the interoperability and capabilities of the ...

Fearing it could be Putin’s next target, Estonia prepares for guerrilla warfare that could usher in WWIII

- 4 years ago

“Of course we think about it,” said Peterkop, a volunteer in the Estonian Defence League, the country’s equivalent of Britain’s Territorial Army, a crucial element of this tiny country’s deterrent. “But we don’t worry about it, because we ...

Admiral Pitka reconnaissance contest tests military of seven states

- 1 month ago

The third international Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge, organised by the Estonian Defence League and considered to be one of the world's most difficult military contests, tests the skills and knowledge of military of seven states this year, LETA/Public ...

Socially engineered commoners as cyber warriors - Estonian future or present?

- 4 months ago

We have conducted a study involving schoolchildren and ICT students, as well as members of the Estonian Defence League Cyber Defence Unit (EDLCDU). The findings suggest a way to carry out related training programmes or campaigns. The recommendations are ...

Tallinn's secret history of espionage

- 2 weeks ago

Like thousands of other ordinary Tallinn residents desperate to protect their country from Soviet attempts to retake control, Aadu Jögiaas volunteered for the newly formed Estonian Defence League. His radio experience saw him appointed head of national ...

Estonia: Information on the Estonian League of Defence

- 25 years ago

Information specific to the Estonian League of Defence is not currently available to the IRBDC ... A broadcast by Tass on 11 September 1990 indicated that the Estonian Defence League (Kaitseliit) was attempting to recruit volunteers to defend Kuwait ...

Estonia's civilian militia bulks up in face of Russian aggression

- 2 months ago

They may look like soldiers, but they’re actually ordinary men and women with day jobs who volunteer in the Estonian Defence League, a kind of citizen’s militia. There are more than 13,000 of them, a civilian resistance force ready to rise up if ...

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