Defense
Latvia and Poland sign military cyber defense agreement
On November 22, the Ministry of Defense State Secretary Janis Garisons and Polish National Cybersecurity Center director Brigadier General Karol Molenda signed an agreement on cooperation between the two countries' military information technology incident response teams, the Ministry of Defense said.
Estonia pledges border assistance to Latvia
Estonia has pledged border guard personnel to assist fellow European Union member states Poland and Latvia, amid strong pressure at Belarus' western border following large numbers of migrants who have been corralled there by Alexander Lukashenko's security forces, reports ERR News.
Border construction works could take first steps February
The first contracts regarding the construction of Latvia's eastern border inrastructure with builders are planned to be concluded at the end of February 2022, Renars Griškevics, Chairman of the Board of State JSC 'State Real Estate' (VNĪ) told Latvian Radio November 17.
Pabriks: 'we are one step from using Article 4 of NATO Treaty'
Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told Latvian Radio November 16 that 'we are currently one step from invoking Article 4 of the NATO Treaty' in regard to the migrant situation on the borders between Belarus and Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
Latvian Border Guard ready for large number of migrants, says chief
The State Border Guard, in cooperation with the State Police and the National Armed Forces (NBS), is prepared to deal with a large number of offenders on the Belarus border, chief of state Border Guard Guntis Pujāts told Latvian Television November 12. 
Latvian Radio visits Belarusian border zone
Currently, the situation on the Latvian–Belarusian border is relatively peaceful, but day after day border guards prevent dozens of immigrants from entering Latvia illegally. Latvian Radio traveled to the border to see the situation first-hand on November 9.
Four detained for crossing Latvia-Belarus border
On Wednesday, November 3, four people were detained for having crossed the Latvian-Belarusian border illegally. The Border Guard allowed these people in citing humanitarian reasons.
Army shows off its first new 'Patria' 6x6 vehicles
On Wednesday, November 3, Latvia showed off its first four new Patria armored vehicles at Ādaži base, with the participation of Artis Pabriks, Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš and Patria representatives.
Russian military inspectors visit Ādaži base
On October 26, officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation paid an assessment visit to Latvia, dropping in on the Ādaži military base under the agreed mutual Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) remit.
Latvia plans to accelerate Eastern border construction
The Ministry of Interior has developed a draft law that hopes to speed up the process of building the eastern border, Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For) told Latvian Television October 26.
Baltic states and U.S. discuss cyber security
On October 21, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Defense held online consultations involving the Baltic States and the United States of America on cyber security and the protection of critical infrastructure, the MFA said in a statement.
STRATCOMCOE calls for "fictitious political-military scenario concepts"
If you've got a really good idea to conquer nations, overthrow governments, spread disinformation and generally stir the geopolitical pot, and you're not already a super-villain building a Doomsday Machine in a secret base beneath Ruhnu island, this could be the perfect first step on the career ladder to global domination. 
One week to go until Rīga Conference 2021
It's now just one week until the annual Rīga Conference takes place and the full running order and participant list for the event has now been finalised by the organizers, the Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO). 
Look out for 'Namejs' military drills across Vidzeme
From September 24 to 26, soldiers, reserve soldiers and national guardsmen of the 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the National Guard will participate in the National Armed Forces military exercise “Namejs 2021”, the aim of which is to check and improve the readiness of units to develop national defense tasks both independently and collectively, the National Armed Forces said September 20.

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