Romeo Squared is a blog about defense issues with a focus on the Baltic Sea region. Military topics in general or stories from other regions may occasionally appear, but usually there is a Baltic or Northern European angle.
The purpose of Romeo Squared is to contribute to a qualified defense debate. There is a need for an exchange of ideas, and a blog such as this one might help. There is also a need for more general knowledge about defense issues among the populations in Western Europe. This is a personal blog, and the views expressed are solely my own. I do not represent my employer or anybody else on this blog.
Many posts are references to things I have found elsewhere and that inspired me. I also write longer posts that hopefully will prove of value. I do have strong opinions, and I think that the blog format is perfect for taking a stance. Feel free to add perspective in the comment sections.
About the name
The name of the site, Romeo Squared, is a NATO brevity word that is used within naval warfare to mean “reporting responsibility”. The unit which has Romeo Squared has the obligation to observe the whereabouts of a target and report on significant movements. I thought it would be a fitting name.
By profession I am an officer in the Danish Navy. I am a navigator by specialty, and I have spent a fair amount of time both at sea and on land as a staff officer and teacher. In addition to my military education, I also have a master’s degree in educational development. I learned the Russian language early in my military career, which is convenient when trying to decipher the security situation in the Baltic area.
If you want to get in touch, you can find me on Twitter @RomeoSquared or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—— Anders Puck Nielsen ——