Signals intercepts from NATO headquarters have detected a major regrouping in their forces as the date of the proposed peace talks approaches. It is believed that they are attempting to improve their position prior to any ceasefire that might result. Key extracts follow.
The US Army forces are to halt their push from Leipzig towards Berlin. III US Corps will screen against Warsaw Pact counterattacks and re-open the supply routes through the Hof Corridor, while V US Corps turns southwards towards the German city of Dresden. VII US Corps will continue to maintain the current supply routes through Frankfurt and assist V Corps in re-opening the routes through the Hof Corridor.
The Germans are to support US operations in central Germany, while prosecuting the northern thrust on Berlin through Brandenburg. II German Corps will cease offensive action in Niederbayern to change its focus to supporting VII US Corps’ operations against the Hof Corridor. III German Corps will hold in Frankfurt while reinforcing II German Corps with one Panzer Division. I German Corps (supported by mobile troops from I Netherlands Corps) will advance on Berlin from Brandenburg.
The British are to focus on holding the long northern flank of the NATO forces from Hanover and Hamburg west to the Ruhr and then on to Amsterdam. I and II British Corps will contain the Warsaw Pact troops in the Ruhr pocket, reducing it in the west around Amsterdam, while halting the Warsaw Pact offensive out of Schleswig Holstein.
US Marine Corps forces staging out of Hamburg are to undertake amphibious landings along the coast of Denmark and reopen the Baltic to NATO naval forces in Operation Red Sky. It is believed that the British Royal Marines, US 82nd Airborne Division, and a newly-arrived Canadian battlegroup will also be operating in this area. Several Carrier groups have entered the North Sea to support this crucial operation to liberate this key NATO ally.
Meanwhile a leaked teletext from Stavka indicates that the Warsaw Pact is also shifting its focus. The text follows.
STAVKA GENERAL ORDERS
+ REESTABLISHING LINES OF COMMUNITACTION TO OUR FORWARD AREAS IS PARAMOUNT
+ WITHDRAW ALL AVAILABLE FORCES FROM AMSTERDAM – BREMEN – FULDA GAP
+ DIVERT THEM TO FRANKFURT AND RUHR WITH THE INTENTION OF REESTABLISHING LINES OF COMMUNICATION
+ ESSENTIAL THAT FRANKFURT BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY TO CUT SUPPLY TO NATO FORCES IN HANOVER – HAMBURG – BRANDENBURG AND LEIPZIG
+ FORCES FROM NIEDERBAYERN MUST BE RELIEVED FROM THE FRONT LINE TO ASSIST THIS VITAL OPERATION
+ RED ALERT