The Pentagon ordered an additional 3,000 troops to be deployed to Poland on Friday as the US continues to bolster its military presence in Europe amid heightened tensions with Russia.
The new deployment brings the total number of troops the US has sent to Europe in recent weeks to 5,000. The 3,000 soldiers will join the 1,700 US troops that were already sent to Poland.
Meanwhile, two US B-52 bombers arrived in Britain for scheduled NATO drills, and the US Navy deployed four destroyers to Europe. The US military buildup in Europe comes as the US and Russia are engaged in security negotiations. Chief among Moscow’s concerns is the presence of US and NATO troops near its borders.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was in Romania Friday, where he welcomed a new US troop deployment and said the alliance was working to boost its presence in Eastern Europe. “There is an ongoing strengthening of our NATO presence in the eastern part of the alliance,” he said.
Stoltenberg said US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other NATO military chiefs will meet soon to discuss bolstering the alliance’s presence on the Black Sea.
“We are considering more longer-term adjustments in our posture, and that includes establishing battlegroups in the southeast of the alliance, meaning Romania but also other countries around the Black Sea region,” the NATO chief said.
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Another meaningless deployment down just for show, to boost Biden’s appearance as someone “standing up to Putin”. The four destroyers go down with just one salvo of Russian missiles if it comes to that. B-52 bombers are sitting ducks for Russian S-500 air defenses.
But the fact that this escalation is continuing provides yet more evidence that the US and NATO really do want a war in Ukraine and continued poking of the Russian bear. Thus, any talk about “diplomacy” on the part of the US to solve the crisis is simply nonsense. The US wants this crisis and will do whatever it can to escalate it until it gets what it wants – a war in Ukraine, sanctions on Russia, the end of Nordstream 2, the European economy dependent on the US, and the US domination of Europe enhanced.
Poking the Russian Bear is very well said, very well said…
Oooooh, I’ll bet the Russians are quaking in their boots… /s The Empire’s plan to start a war between Ukraine and Russia seems to have hit a snag: Zelensky got cold feet. The panic-mongers have to keep up the noise, I guess.
According to M. Bhadrakumar, NATO actually has over 175,000 soldiers lined up. They can move on short notice. Their coommaand coordination may be hampered, but the geography is on theirvside.
I think we are looking at the last era of mass soldiering.
Technology will decide the fate of those who overdtreach their capabilities. Usually opting for domination instead of collaboration will exaust capabilities. But than such gamblers are dangerous, especially when they have nothing to lose.
“…Stoltenberg said US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other NATO military chiefs will meet soon to discuss bolstering the alliance’s presence on the Black Sea.”
hahaha….. Sitting ducks on the Russian Lake.
good going, boys
stoltenberg is a neo-fascist warmongering fool
“The Pentagon ordered…”? Really? They are operating on their own now? They must feel they can move troops around the globe at will because of their recent Glorious Victories in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Have you ever seen a more punchable face than Stoltenberg’s?
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