Jüri Toomepuu

Jüri Toomepuu is former U.S. Army officer, a seafarer, a flight engineer and flight instructor, a systems analyst, a research organization manager, and the Deputy Secretary of the Republic of Estonia in exile. He is also a former Member of Parliament, Republic of Estonia, and author of Eesti Lähiajaloo Kolm Põhiprobleemi, Kolmkümmend Kolm Lahendust (Three fundamental problems of Estonia's recent past, thirty-three solutions), Grenader Publishers, Tallinn, 2014, and numerous articles on Estonia's political and security issues. His U.S. Military awards include the Distinguished Service Cross and several dozen combat and non-combat decorations.

NATO member Estonia has become; along with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland; NATO`s eastern bulwark against Putin´s increasing aggressiveness.