Scenario by Apocalypse
Story by Nike-Ajax
For years there have been tensions between Greece and Turkey, but the tensions have always been suppressed and glossed over by NATO and to a lesser degree by the EU for strategic, political and economic reasons. But that does not mean that the Greeks have ever forgiven The Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, and the two countries have routinely had skirmishes and clashes on and over the Aegean sea.
NATO has similarly routinely turned a blind eye to Turkish repression of Kurds and the Armenian Genocide, and EU has done the same in the vain hope that the European popular votes would allow an integration of Turkey into EU. This has never materialized, and in anger and frustration Turkey has increasingly turned to Russia for aid and strength. Despite a few clashes , including shooting down of each others combat aircraft, then these ties have grown stronger and more firm recently. Primarily because both countries benefits from it.
As the Syrian Civil war wound down, the Turkish military increased the pressure and attacks on the Kurdish positions in the north of Syria and South East Turkey with mixed results militarily. These operations combined with the continued crackdown on all dissent internally, has had the political outcome that both NATO and EU found it neccesary to distance themselves from Turkey who became more isolated. This in turn increased the ties with Russia and alienated Turkey even more from Europe. Finally Turkey three months ago took the step of formally leaving NATO and the day after signed a document of peace, cooperation and defence with Russia.
Russia supported by China have used their Veto´s to block all attempts of condemning Turkey, let alone create a UN led intervention. Turkey have declared that they provided all the care they could for the wounded and have since released the bodies of the deceased and many wounded. But as Turkey still refuse any international observers on the Island, it is unknow if all Swedish and Italian citizens have been released.
Greece have in the meanwhile invoked Article 5 of the NATO charter, but NATO has been reluctant to directly declare war on Turkey for a number of reasons. And Sweden – not being a member of NATO – have thus seeked other bilateral solutions in cooperation with Italy who is a member of NATO. This have now coalesced into a Peace Creating force, which are going to strike the Island in the next hours, led by American forces and with small Italian and Swedish contingents. USA along with the rest of NATO have declared an exclusion zone around the area in an effort to contain the conflict and deny Turkey more reinforcements.
Units from Task Force Saber will deploy from offshore vessels in the 6th Fleet AOR then fight to seize the island-capitol of Kavgos
1. Seize the Eastern Military Command HQ
2. Seize the Western Military Command HQ
3. Clear the Port of Bagali
4. Clear Kavgos, the island capitol
Terrain: Kavgos is cleared of enemy forces
Friendly: Friendly forces postured to transition to security operations
Enemy: Enemy forces defeated or destroyed
Civilians: Minimal collateral damage to civilian infrastructure and civilian way of life
4x Tubes of 120mm organic fires under BN control (Saber-1)
Battalion has been given direct support from 1x reconnaissance and observation helicopter.
Supply Each company maintains organic supply; BN retains 2x additional supply vehicles, no resupply possible beyond that
Medical Battalion will carry forward 1x foward aid station (FAS)
Saber-6 BN Commander
Apache-6 A CO CDR
Comanche-6 C CO CDR
No Change; as per unit SOP