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The Pojački Broadcasting Network (PBN) is the largest news agency in the Confederacy of Poja.  It was founded in 1927, and it is owned by Željka Petković, the granddaughter of its founder, Matija Petković.  Headquartered in Rugi, the PBN employs roughly 250 journalists and photojournalists.  The PBN is a broadsheet newspaper that also broadcasts wurldwide on television, radio, and Internet streaming.  Writers for the PBN adhere to the AP Style and the default language for international editions is Anglish while domestic editions are printed in Pojački.  Though an independent company, the PBN receives Đ5,000,000 in annual funding from the Pojački government as part of an initiative to maintain daily circulation of printed newspapers.  This largely defrays the cost of printing, and the PBN has reported that the vast majority of its revenue comes from digital subscriptions.

 

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Confederacy of Poja Just Appears, Experts Baffled

By Kermit the Frog
24 August 2023 22:43 [UTC-3] • Updated 38 minutes ago

Summary


  • Experts baffled by the sudden appearance of the nation 'Konfederacija Poja'
  • Mass confusion on how to pronounce the word 'Pojački'
  • Aliens?

RUGI, 24 Aug (PBN) - wurld experts are “stunned and baffled” at the sudden appearance of the nation Konfederacija Poja.  According to anonymous sources, who wished not to be named due to the ongoing investigation of this nation's appearance, the nation known as the Konfederacija Poja or Confederacy of Poja in Anglish – a proper language – just appeared on Monday.  The first detection of the Confederacy of Poja appears to have occurred on 9 August, but it took until Monday, 12 days later, for the nation itself to materialize.  Industry experts and wurld leaders have been quoted as being “stunned and baffled” that the nation could simply appear “out of thin air.”  Numerous wurld leaders have allegedly called for massive investigations within their political and intelligence-gathering apparatus to explain how this could happen.

While we know little about this nation at this time, experts are putting forth multiple theories on its origin.  The leading theory, despite its absurdity, is that the Confederacy of Poja's appearance is linked to extraterrestrial life that may have inhabited Eurth for tens of thousands of years but are only just showing themselves now.  Other theories include the idea that Poja is merely a hologram, that it is a conspiracy put forth by Slavic nationalists, or that it was there the entire time and no one was paying attention.  Regardless of what the right answer is, the wurld certainly waits for more information.

One thing we do know for certain is that the people of this Confederacy of Poja are referred to as “Pojački” and are noticeably aggressive towards anyone who uses any other terms.  We would print those terms but the individuals who spoke with us were adamant not to put them and this reporter was threatened with his (or her) life should he (or she) print those terms.  Out of an interest for this reporter's safety, they are not being printed.

Stay tuned as this is a breaking and rapidly developing story.


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Poja :: History

Remembering the Chernarussian Conflict 55 Years Later: Part I

By Dr. Vesna Bajraktarević
5 August 2023 09:10 [UTC-3]

Summary


  • The first part of an in-depth exposé on the 55th anniversary of the Chernarussian Conflict
  • The conflict redefined Pojački history and the Treaty of Rugi
  • Could Chernarus happen again?

The Chernarussian Conflict has become one of the defining, watershed moments in Pojački history, with significance approaching and – in some regards – exceeding that of the very foundation of the Confederacy of Poja in 1900.  What began, in earnest, in the 1960s and lasted until the mid-1970s. The overarching Kojak Emergency reshaped and redefined the very nature of the Kojak identity as well as the roles, powers, and limitations of the federal and regional governments in Poja.  Until the Chernarussian Conflict, the concept of a “shared Pojački identity” seemed attainable.  However, in its wake, most accredited polls list the conflict in the top three reasons why the overwhelming majority of Pojački citizens associate with their regional and ethnic identities over a shared Pojački identity. Politically, the federal government relinquished a considerable amount of power back to the regions, weakening the federal government in ways not originally envisioned in the Treaty of Rugi.  What has been the effect?  The Confederacy of Poja remains a vibrant, solvent state despite these changes and has flourished in the decades since, but does that mean that the Chernarussian Conflict can never happen again?  For us to understand, we must truly understand the Pojački Emergency.

The Pojački Emergency is officially said to begin on 5 March 1964, when Premier Sergey Kolesnikov made a public declaration that Chernarus would begin the process of legal separation from the Confederacy of Poja underneath the terms of the Treaty of Rugi.  Yet many experts, myself included, believe that the crisis truly began in 1960 with the discovery of oil in Chernarus. A pivotal event that thrust the issue of Chernarussian independence and how the Kojak government treated the autonomous regions from an economical statement into the spotlight.  We can still step back further, to the 1940s, when the first notions of an independence movement began to foment in Chernarus.  By 1960, the movement was growing, and it was openly asking for independence.  Born entirely out of nationalism and foreign interference, the nationalist movement had struggled for the first twenty years of its existence, but it was catapulted to the forefront of everyone's mind with the oil discovery.

Until then, one of the biggest hindrances to an independent Chernarus was concern over economic independence for Chernarus.  The discovery of oil virtually erased those questions.  Oil reserves on top of economic investments made throughout the first sixty years of the Confederacy of Poja meant that Chernarus could survive economically post-independence. It could also establish itself within the wider sphere of Rusic nations.   

For the government, the Pojački Emergency was seen as a way to keep the Confederacy intact.  A successful move for independence by Chernarus could easily threaten the fragility of the Treaty of Rugi, which created a nation out of independent kingdoms on the basis that together, the kingdoms would be stronger and better off economically.  While this proved to be true, the Treaty of Rugi was always one significant challenge away from failure and the Pojački Emergency and the further question of Chernarussian independence was that first, significant challenge.  Ultimately, neither the Pojački government nor Chernarus would budge and on 4 March 1968, four years after the start of the Pojački Emergency, the Pojački government invaded the autonomous region of Chernarus solely to maintain the integrity of the Confederacy.  The war would last six years and see considerable damage and loss of life in Chernarus. In the end, the Kojak government proved victorious, not only keeping the Confederacy intact but also setting the precedent that the government could and would use force to maintain the Treaty of Rugi.

Though many consider the end of the Pojaki Emergency to be the capitulation of Chernarussian leaders and the signing of the peace agreement, 17 May Chernarussian Conflict Peace Treaty, otherwise known as the Novigrad Treaty for its signing location. In truth, it did not end until 1976 when the Treaty of Rugi was amended with what is known as the Aponji Amendments after Vice President Gojko Aponji who led their negotiations.  These were primarily economic in nature, and it allowed the regions to receive an initial share of all export revenue from their region based on what their contribution was.  A shares matrix was developed to break economic revenue up into various categories, with a different share per category based on the needs of the nation and the needs of the region.  Whatever was left over from the region went to Rugi.  In the end, the changes took a major burden off of Rugi as now the government could cite export revenue to the regions as a reason to cut funding, pushing infrastructure maintenance, for example, onto the regions.  Reforms also affected the tax collection strategies, creating both a national and a regional tax, diving up the funds, as necessary.  In addition, the Šaponjić Amendments allowed the regions to form their own regional militaries that, though subordinate to Rugi in times of national crisis, gave regions the perception of defense against the federal government.  In truth, the small size of the regional militaries mean they would not stand well against the national forces controlled by Rugi.  Regardless, the Šaponjić Amendments were well received and allowed the nation to progress.

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Poja :: Defense

Ter'er Upgrade Greenlit for Production

By Borka Petrović
8 September 2023 10:46 [UTC-3] • Updated 11 minutes ago


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Summary


  • VM3 Upgrade Program has suffered previous delays
  • Budget shortfalls and "teething problems" cited as previous causes
  • Production greenlit for 2024 with IOC in 2025

RUGI, 8 SEP (PBN) - At a Ministry of Defense press conference on Friday, Minister of National Defense Brajko Tanacković announced that the long-anticipated upgrade program to the L-13 Ter'er has finally received the go ahead to begin production in 2024.  The "VM3 Upgrade," as it is known, is intended to be an upgrade to six of the nine active tactical fighter squadrons in the Pojački National Air Force. 

The fraught program has already suffered three delays.  Initially intended to be put into service in mid-2018, the program's first delay pushed the in-service day by two years.  That delay was related to engine problems with the aircraft's advanced, thrust-vectoring control system.  The engine upgrade on the VM3 features not only more thrust and better fuel efficiency but also thrust-vectoring capabilities, allowing the Ter'er to engage in what is known as "supermaneuverability."  The aircraft's second delay pushed the in-service timeframe to 2023 with budgetary shortfalls cited.  The third, and final, delay came in mid-2022 and cited unspecified technical issues and further budgetary shortfalls.  The in-service date was pushed to 2026, which has now been revised. 

In his press conference, Minister Tanacković elaborated on the previous technical problems citing wiring chaffing issues and reliability problems with the aircraft's radar, both of which have been solved, per Minister Tanacković.  "Wire chafing problems, in other airframes, have led to airframe and pilot losses and are a very serious matter," stated Minister Tanacković during the conference.  glubal air forces operating the F-16 Fighting Falcon suffered wiring chaffing issues on the early F-16A models leading to multiple deaths in crashes.  Wire chaffing issues were present on the Ter'er prototype but resolved before production of the L-13A Ter'er in 1990.

The greenlight means that production will begin in 2024 with the first squadron becoming operational in late 2025.  Production is expected to run through 2030 with seventy-two aircraft produced.  Minister Tanacković also announced that there will be an upgrade planned to the existing NL-13B Ter'er aircraft, which are two-seat trainers used for pilot evaluation and training.  The fleet of NL-13Bs are approaching thirty years of age and have not been upgrade since their introduction in the early 1990s.  That program will begin in 2026 and is dubbed the "SM Upgrade."  No details were shared but defense analysts are speculating that it will be an upgrade to bring those aircraft up to a standard resembling the L-13C and the L-13D versions.

The PNAF currently has 134 aircraft in active service.  There are nine squadrons, each with twelve L-13D and two NL-13B fighters along with six L-13C and two NL-13B Ter'ers in service with the PNAF demonstration team, the PNAF Grey Wolves.


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Poja Joins TRIDENT

By Danijel Vujić
26 September 2023 18:40 [UTC-3] • Updated 25 minutes ago

Summary


  • Pojački application to join TRIDENT as a Partner for Peace accepted
  • TRIDENT Secretary-General Ferran Arnau Macharius visits Poja
  • Pojački ascension is one step along a path for members, says President Petrović

RUGI, 26 SEP (PBN) – On Thursday, TRIDENT Secretary-General Macharius concluded a three-day tour of Poja following TRIDENT's acceptance of Poja as a Partner for Peace on 13 September. The acceptance comes six months after Poja's initial request to join the alliance was made in March. The request by President Andrej Petrov comes on the heels of a major campaign promise by United Poja in ending the last vestiges of Rojas longstanding semi-isolationist and non-intervention policies. These policies date back to the turn of the 20th century when Poja was founded.

Poja's ascension to TRIDENT marks the second major, international organization that United Poja, which swept to its first electoral victory in the 2020 general election, has spearheaded this year, the first being the New Pearl Road, which Poja joined in April. Speaking at the start of the visit, President Petrović stated, “Poja has, for over a century, stood on the sidelines and professed non-interventionist and semi-isolationism as our predominant approach to foreign policy and for twelve decades, it worked. Yet the future of today is not the future envisioned in 1900. Poja cannot stand in the shadows any longer, and the people of Poja agree. Today is our biggest step out of those shadows, where we join TRIDENT as a Partner for Peace with the goal of pushing towards full membership in the near future.”

Secretary-General Macharius' visit was met with considerable fanfare when he and his delegation landed on Tuesday at Rugi International Airport. Fighter jets from the Pojački National Air Force provided an escort for the aircraft as it entered Pojački airspace and performed a fly-by over Rugi displaying red, white, blue, silver, and gold smoke, the colors of the Pojački flag. Secretary-General Macharius received a full tour of many Pojaki military facilities where he and his delegation inspected Pojaki equipment, personnel, formations. They were treated to multiple demonstrations from the Pojaki National Forces, including a secret demonstration from members of the Pojaki Special Operations Forces. In remarks following his visit, Secretary-General Macharius expressed appreciation for the visit and professed Poja's ascension as a positive for TRIDENT. He recommitted to the Treaty Council's stride towards Argic unity along with TRIDENT's goals towards glubal peace and stability.

With the Secretary-General's departure, Poja will embark on a multiphased plan to adhere itself towards the military structure of TRIDENT, as well as cooperate with the alliance on upcoming exercises.


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Pojački Military Deploying to Foreign Soil

By Olsa Demachi
4 May 2023 10:17 [UTC-3] • Updated 40 minutes ago

Summary


  • First ever deployment on foreign soil for the Pojački National Military
  • "Non-Combat" deployment for Pojački National Army
  • Pojački government announces support for Gallambria & Iverica

RUGI, 4 May (PBN) - In a surprise and shocking announcement on Thursday, President Andrej Petrović announced the first ever foreign deployment for the Pojački National Military.  Confirming rumors that have been swirling since Friday, Petrović confirmed that approximately 1,000 troops would deploy on a "non-combat" mission in support of Gallambrian and Iverican operations connected to the ongoing Anglian War.  Petrović would not confirm when the deployment is scheduled to happen but many speculate that it will commence in the next four to six weeks.

Per Petrović, the deployment of Pojački forces will come solely from the Pojački National Army and consist of a mobile hospital from the 41st Medical Brigade and its associated helicopter support units as well as a company of men from the 36th Airborne Brigade's light infantry units.  Though Petrović classified the deployment as non-combat, the presence of infantrymen sparked some concern.  When questioned about this, Petrović stated that they were deploying for "base defense purposes" to protect the mobile hospital.  It is understood that the wider protection for the mobile hospital and Pojački forces will come from the joint forces from Gallambria and Iverica.

The deployment is the next chapter in an ongoing push by the Petrović government to expand the Pojački presence in the international sphere, which was one of his primary campaign promises leading up to the 2021 election.  For decades now, public opinion has been shifting more in favor of a larger and more vocal international presence for the Konfederacija Poja.  Since the 1980s, the Pojački government and populace's tolerance for semi-isolationist policies has been progressively waning, culminating in some major developments for the Konfederacija Poja, which includes a formal application to the Tricontinental Defence Treaty Organisation (TRIDENT) requesting Partner for Peace membership in March, and a recent announcement just last week about the Pojački House of Magnates ratified an economic treaty known as the New Pearl Road.

More to come as this story develops…


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The Konfederacija Poja Begins First Term on the ANSC

By Bojana Bilić
2 January 2024 11:45 [UTC+0] • Updated 37 minutes ago

Summary


  • Poja elected to ANSC for first time
  • Assembled Nations approval rating soars amongst Pojački citizens
  • United Poja continues to march Poja out of non-interventionism  

ANBREKPORT, 2 January (PBN) - In a continued push to break free from its non-interventionalist past, the Konfederacija Poja formally began its first term as a non-permanent member of the Assembled Nations Security Council on Monday.  When first announced that the Konfederacija Poja had been elected to a two-year term, the news was met with much jubilation throughout the Pojački government and by the Pojački people.  The Assembled Nations, which has always held a high approval rating amongst the Pojački populace has seen a near universal increase in support amongst all demographic classes.  The current approval rating stands at 93%, up six points from its previous high in 2010 when ANTFAS was announced.

Speaking from his office, President Petrović announced his continued support and approval of the Assembled Nations.  "The Pojački people have taken a long and arduous path out of the darkness of apathy and non-interventionism in the past decade.  Once upon a time, we stood silent - as a government - against Florentian slavery while - as a people - there was overwhelming support for action.  The Pojački government voted to abstain from ANTFAS in a decision that should haunt this government each and every day.  Today, we sit on the culmination of man steps taken to rectify that apathy.  The Pojački government stands firm in its commitment to the Assembled Nations and as a member of the Security Council, we will continue our commitment to stability and freedom.  Let this day be a day when the Pojački government finally sheds its final vestiges of non-interventionism and commits to action."

In light of this, United Poja has soared in the polls as well, commanding a near 72% approval rating throughout the country.  Poja's election to the ANSC caps off a major push over the last twelve months to bring Poja onto the wurld stage, which includes membership in TRIDENT as a Partner for Peace, membership in CDANA, and membership in the New Pearl Road.  In addition, in May, the Pojački military deployed on its first ever mission on foreign soil in support of Iverican and Gallambrian efforts in the Anglian War, which continues to threaten wurld stability.  

Ambassador Nataša Gišić, Poja's Permanent Representative to the Assembled Nations, could not be reached for immediate comment but has promised a follow up before the end of the day.


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Wreckage of Lost Submarine Finally Found 50 Years Later

By Milanka Mlinar
31 May 2024 15:22 [UTC-3] • Updated 43 minutes ago


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Summary


  • Piranha (SS-24) finally located after 50 years
  • Submarine lost with all hands under mysterious circumstances
  • Discovery the result of long legal battle with government

RUGI, 31 MAY (PBN) - Oceanographers led by Adjinuan Goran Juras announced on Friday that they have discovered the wreckage of the Piranha (SS-24), a Foxtrot-class submarine that was lost with all hands under mysterious circumstances on 10 July 1974.  The Piranha was located approximately 900 kilometers southeast of Križetina in the Qingming Sea at a depth of around 3,200 meters, almost eleven times the crush depth of the Foxtrot-class.  Described by Juras as, "Having gone through a shredder twice over," the wreckage was finally located thanks to the declassification of records related to the Piranha's loss after a nearly decade-long legal battle between family members and the Pojački government.

The Piranha was one of two Foxtrot-class submarines acquired from Volsci.  The first of those two submarines, she was commissioned on 2 May 1959 and assigned to patrol duties in the Kezanoi and Qingming Seas.  While submarine operations remain classified for the Piranha's missions, even those conducted so many decades ago, it is known that she regularly patrolled areas off of the Kyzentsian and Baltican coastlines.  Crewed by seventy-nine sailors, the Piranha put to sea for her final, thirty-day patrol on 24 June 1974.  Sixteen days later, the submarine failed to check in and within twenty-four hours, presumed lost with all hands.  In the aftermath, the Pojački National Maritime Force conducted an extensive search in the Qingming Sea but were unable to locate the wreckage.  However, based on records, the PNMF was searching over 300 kilometers away from where the wreckage was found, suggesting tha the Piranha had been operating outside of its designated patrol zone.

In 2002, surviving families brought a lawsuit against the Pojački government to declassify records of the loss of the Piranha in hopes of finally locating the wreckage.  The suit dragged out in court for ten years until judges ruled in favor of the families and directed the Pojački government to declassify all materials related to the loss of the Piranha.  This alone took another two years and it wasn't until summer 2014 that the records were finally released, albeit heavily redacted.  Two expeditions were launched in 2017 and 2021 but neither failed to find the wreckage as both were operating roughly in the same area as the original search by the PNMF.

Oceanographer Goran Juras, known for locating shipwrecks throughout the Mediargic Sea and the Kezanoi Sea took the task under hand in 2019, believing that the submarine was elsewhere.  Using the declassified material as well as his unique knowledge of naval operations - Juras was a former sailor with the PNMF and served on surface warships from 1988 - 1996 - he set his search sights further away.  Juras' search began in September 2023 and has finally come to fruition with the discovery of the wreck.

"Finally, we can give closure to the families of the Piranha," he said during the announcement, "and we implore the Pojački government to declare the wreck site a 'Site of National Interest,' which will afford it a protected status commensurate with the sacrifices of those onboard."  Juras announced that there are plans to recover some limited artifacts from the site to be donated to the Pojački government for use in memorials and museums honoring the lives of those lost.


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Pojački Forces Depart for Velaheria

By Jasna Krivec
19 June 2024 15:40 [UTC-3] • Updated 72 minutes ago
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Summary


  • Pojački ANSC contingent departs for Bastaria
  • Deployment comes 3 months after EMG/01 passed
  • First major foreign combat deployment in Pojački history

KRIŽETINA, 19 JUNE (PBN) - On Wednesday morning, the Pojački National Army (PNA) commenced its first major, combat deployment on foreign soil in history with the departure of the cargo vessel OCEANEX SUNFLOWER from Križetina.  Bound for Bastaria, the 3rd Infantry Battalion (Motor), 51st Infantry Brigade (Motor) will be deploying in full with nearly 900 men and over 250 vehicles to the Velaherian capital for peacekeeping and stabilization efforts following the overthrow of the former regime by Orinese forces in December of last year.  The deployment comes in support of ANSC Resolution EMG/01, which passed in March of this year.  EMG/01 has called upon all of the member nations of the ANSC to deploy troops in support of peacekeeping efforts in Velaheria.  The ANSC is expected to deploy over 22,000 troops to Velaheria to support its transition to democracy.

The overthrow of the Starinburg regime in December ushered a new age for Velaheria and opens the possibility of normalized diplomatic relations between Bastaria and Rugi.  Commenting on the matter, President Andrej Petrović offered support for Velaheria's recent elections shortly after the results were announced on Roiters.  "Today is a day I never imagined possible in the DPRV.  The holding of elections a mere six months after the overthrow of the Starinburg regime is a major accomplishment for the Velaherian people and it is a positive step in establishing future relations between our two countries.  The Pojački military is stepping up to safeguard the transition to democracy in hopes that it will not only stick but it will show the Velaherian people that the Konfederacija Poja opposed only the Starinburg regime and not the Velaherian people."

PNA forces are expected to arrive in Bastaria in two weeks where they will begin immediate peacekeeping operations under the combined AN Command Velaheria, which is to be led by Major General Julia Rondtyk of the Confederacy of Walneria.  Not the first deployment for Pojački forces on foreign soil, thanks to prior deployments to Suverina and Azuria, this marks the first major deployment of combat forces, which was affirmed by a 34-to-1 vote in the House of Magnates this past March

All eyes are on the PNA for this deployment, which marks the culmination of over a decade of changing policies ridding the Konfederacija Poja of its non-interventionalist and neutral stance that was adopted at the founding of our nation in 1900.  Current polling for United Poja remains strong with an approval rating over 72% as of the most recent polls, with significant support for this deployment, which has become known as SFOR Velaheria (Stabilization Force Velaheria) in official government documents and releases.


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Pojački Government Formally Recognizes Velaheria

By Suferina Thika
24 June 2024 11:17 [UTC-3] • Updated 43 minutes ago

Summary


  • Recognition ends history of strained relations between Poja & Velaheria
  • Pojački forces will be supporting SFOR Velaheria with the ANSC
  • Result of long diplomatic effort following overthrow of Velaherian regime in 2023

RUGI, 24 JUNE (PBN) - Following recent elections in Velaheria, the Pojački government on Monday formally recognized the country for the first time in history.  Formal recognition had been withheld from the prior regime due to the government's totalitarian and communist policies.  This recognition comes on the heels of the deployment of Pojački troops as part of the ANSC's SFOR Velaheria initiative.  

In speaking from the steps of the Ministarstvo Vanjskih Poslova (MVP), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cvjetko Parlov announced, "Today marks the first day in the future of Pojački-Velaherian relations.  We can only hope that the Velaherian people understand why the Pojački government refused to recognize the murderous and totalitarian regime of Velaheria's past.  With the removal of that regime, the adoption of a new constitution, and the nation's first free elections, there is nothing more that we can ask of the Velaherian people except the turning of a new page.  Pojački forces deploying with the ANSC are there to ensure that Velaheria's transition to democracy does not slip backwards.  We are on the side of the Velaherian people and this mandate, which they have decided."

The Pojački government is expected to establish a preliminary diplomatic mission in Bastaria through a third-party government, which is yet to be named, until the construction of a Pojački embassy can be completed.  Likewise, the Velaherian government is expected to do the same in Rugi.  Minister Parlov named Zlatko Lacković as the new ambassador to Velaheria.


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Pojački Military Readying for QUICK START
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By Anroniki Shabalin
12 July 2024 13:11 [UTC-3] • Updated 92 minutes ago

Summary


  • Exercise QUICK START set to launch in September
  • Combined arms exercise with all units of the Pojački National Military
  • Last exercise was 2022

RUGI, 12 JULY (PBN) - On Friday, the Ministarstvo Narodne Obrane (MNO) announced that the biannual military exercise QUICK START is scheduled to commence on Monday, 9 September.  Last held in April 2022, QUICK START is a twenty-day military exercise involving all branches of the Pojački National Military (PNV).  As explained by Minister of National Defense, Brajko Tanacković, "QUICK START is designed to test and hone the readiness of the PNV in dealing with a major invasion of Pojački territory by a foreign aggressor.  It features air, land, and sea exercises, emphasizing a combined arms response to an overwhelmingly capable enemy poised on our shores and our borders."

Though details of the exercise are usually kept classified, a press release in 2022 stated that QUICK START 22 - as it was then called - focused on a combined invasion by two nations against Poja in the Mediargic and Kezanoi Seas.  The findings of that exercise remain classified but anonymous officials within the MNO have revealed that Exercise KEZANOI ENDEAVOR, which was launched in June 2024 was meant to "Close the stopgap on some findings."  During that exercise, a retired and decommissioned destroyer was sunk in a test of new, anti-ship weapon systems.

While defense officials hail QUICK START as the "most important exercise for the Pojački military," it does not have the same reception with the Pojački people, especially those who live near military bases.  Complaints by civilians often center around massive disruption to their everyday life due to road closures for aircraft disbursement basing, noise levels due to armored vehicles and low-flying aircraft and helicopter, and property damage.  One such famous incident of property damage occurred in 2006 when a platoon of tanks inadvertently went in the wrong direction and caused Đ2.5 million in property damage at a major farm and led to the deaths of nineteen farm animals.  Civilians who live near airbases often decry the late-night noise of low-level flying and the inability to use certain roads hindering their everyday lives.  The disruptions are normally front and center in local news but have since received major attention on social media, which defense officials say, "countermines the safety and security of these exercises."

It isn't just Pojački civilians who find controversy with QUICK START either.  In the past, Poja's neighbors have often raised diplomatic protests over their portrayal in these exercises.  During their authoritarian eras, both Baltica and Garindina were typical enemies for QUICK START, though defense officials have been quoted as saying, "All OPFOR [opposing forces] during these exercises are fictional countries, any resemblance to real countries is merely a coincidence."  While somewhat facetious, experts have long stated that Baltica and Garindina were often replicated with unparalleled accuracy in these "fictional countries."  With the cessation of both of those nations' authoritarian regimes and the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Poja and both Baltica and Garindina since, it is unknown who the military will use to portray "the bad guys" in this year's exercise.  

There are also unconfirmed reports that this year will feature not only Pojački military forces but foreign forces as well.  Rumors suggest that this could be TRIDENT nations but nothing has been confirmed at the time of this article and defense officials have not responded to requests for clarification of foreign involvement, which could complicate matters with dissatisfied locals.


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