The Russian annexation of Crimea has become a catch-all justification for the US to escalate its military presence virtually anywhere even remotely close, and today it was announced they are planning to send hundreds of ground troops to eastern Romania.
There are already 1,000 US troops in Mihail Kohalniceanu, and President Traian Basescu says the US has requested permission to add 600 more “for specific missions” in the Black Sea.
The letter announcing the request to Romania’s parliament also reported the US plans an unspecified increase in the number of aircraft at the base, part of the US effort to increase its military might in the Black Sea region.
Despite making a huge deal of increasing their sway there, the Black Sea hasn’t seen significant naval combat in generations, nor would there be any conceivable reason to expect Romania, a NATO member for the past decade, would even theoretically be a target for invasion by Russia, which doesn’t border them.
4 thoughts on “US to Send More Troops to Eastern Romania”
"the US plans an unspecified increase in the number of aircraft"
The F35s that everyone is bailing on because they are pieces of ****? Or the F22s that no one in their right (or wrong) state of mind would climb into?
The whole NATO scheme is a joke: Russia could waltz across the EU in a heartbeat – NATO treaties notwithstanding – and the US couldn't do a freaking thing about it.
….least of all some piss-ant douche of a former semi-country war-crime state of appeasers like Romania.
Russia cannot "waltz across the EU" and NATO/EU cannot "waltz across" Russia. The nuclear arsenals on both sides prevent that so why do you write such utter nonsense?
These countries are going to realize, too late, that if push comes to shove, the U.S. really has very little military might. They will be left standing around holding you know what in their hands!
The majority of Moldovans are ethnic Ronamians. That gives Romania the same interest in Moldova, which Stalin grabbed from Romania in 1940, as the Russians have in Crimea. You're running frantically around in circles, Mr Ditz!
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