Biden Sending More Troops to Eastern Europe Amid Russia Tensions

2,000 troops will go to Germany and Poland, another 1,000 soldiers will be transferred from Germany to Romania

President Biden is sending 3,000 US troops to Germany, Poland, and Romania amid heightened tensions in the region with Russia.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said 2,000 US-based troops will be headed to Germany and Poland, and another 1,000 Germany-based soldiers will deploy to Romania.

The US already has a military presence in each country, but the deployment will do little but escalate tensions since Russia is currently seeking guarantees on US and NATO deployments in the region. None of the countries border Russia, although Romania has a coast on the Black Sea.

Both Poland and Romania have requested for more US troops to be deployed into the region. In 2020, the US established a permanent military presence in Poland.

The deployment comes after the US put 8,5000 troops on “heightened alert” for potential deployment to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s Response Force. But in order for the force to be activated, all 30 of NATO’s members would need to consent, and some allies are not as interested in escalating tensions with Moscow, most notably Germany.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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