The Pentagon said Monday that the US is sending six Navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jets and about 240 sailors to support them to Germany as Washington continues to buildup its forces in Europe.
Growlers are fighter jets equipped with radar jammers and other capabilities meant to disrupt communications. “This is in order to bolster readiness, enhance NATO’s collective defense posture and further increase air integration capabilities with our allied and partner nations,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
The announcement is the latest deployment in the US military buildup in Europe that started early in the year. There are currently more than 100,000 US troops in Europe for the first time since 2005. According to Stars and Stripes, about 14,000 US troops were sent to Europe in the past two months.
More deployments are expected as the US and NATO are looking to bolster their forces in Eastern Europe. Last week, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced the military alliance was creating four new battle groups that will be deployed to Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.
The US is working with its NATO allies to pour weapons into Ukraine from neighboring countries. Since the invasion started, the Biden administration has pledged over $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine.
7 thoughts on “US Sending 240 Additional Troops, 6 Navy Jets to Germany”
If they cross the Ukraine border they will be shot out of the Sky.
If they make a move toward Ukraine, they will be destroyed on the airfields. And wow, another 240 sailors. Putin trembles even as I type this.
Some people describe it as “unhinged” foreign policy. Metaphorically, it is more like a one way check valve as in plumbing. The valve maximizes pressure for the inevitable WWIII/humanity ending nuclear war by eliminating any attempts to deflate or de-escalate. Everyday, the pressure for nuclear Armageddon builds up, while our brains leak out from freshly drilled holes in our heads. That’s not the problem. The problem is, we seem to enjoy letting them drill holes in our heads.
“Last week, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced the military alliance was creating four new battle groups that will be deployed to Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.”
NATO proves Putin’s point yet again.
Since the intervention, invasion or whatever it is called, it has proven that the West has no intention of welcoming Russia into its community. All the West wants is Russia’s oil, diamonds, gas.
….and no Putin.
“Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, ‘Treatment is simple. Great clown Will Smith is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.’ Man bursts into tears. Says, ‘But doctor…I am Will Smith.’ Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.”
from The Watchmen
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