In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, US military leaders are calling for a larger presence in Eastern Europe. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Congress on Tuesday that the US’s allies in the region should build permanent bases where US troops can be deployed.
Milley told the House Armed Services Committee that the Baltic states, Poland, and Romania are “very, very willing” to work with the US to establish new bases. “They’ll build them, they’ll pay for them,” Milley said.
The general said that he thinks the bases should be permanent, but US troops should rotate through them. “My advice would be to create permanent bases but don’t permanently station, so you get the effect of permanence by rotational forces cycling through permanent bases,” Milley said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that establishing new bases in Eastern Europe is still a “work in progress” and that it would be discussed at a NATO summit in June. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told alliance members to increase military spending to establish a larger military presence in the region.
There are currently over 100,000 US troops in Europe for the first time since 2005, tens of thousands of which were deployed in recent months. In January, there were about 80,000 US troops on the continent.
Last week, Gen. Tod Wolters, the head of US European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe head, told the Senate that he believes the US will need more troops on the continent even after the war in Ukraine is over.
7 thoughts on “US Military Leaders Call for More Troops in Eastern Europe”
Peace not more war. It’s insanity.
Unless you’re putting 500,000 troops there – which the US doesn’t have – it won’t be enough to win a war with Russia in Europe. This isn’t the Europe of the Cold War. and with the EU economy about to be trashed, how are they going to pay for huge bases and other infrastructure?
with military defense extortion and a monopoly of stolen Russian energy?
They’re just loving it. But their dream of omnipotence is being sapped in the dark by corruption within. The dollar is sinking. Their boozey caesar affection, garden spot golf courses, luxury global transport, and eager subaltern fellatio, are, like Prospero’s cloud capped towers, about to vanish into air.
I read the article with the botched headline from Associated Press. General Milley did NOT call for more troops. He called for more bases, to be furnished by Europe. His plan is to cycle troops through them.
While our infrastructure rots, and the southern border unprotected. They should use military money for defense for a change, instead of continual expenditures on Offense.
Hmmm, that’s a whole lot of flushes!
Good thing Poland developed the Underground Septic Tank Divisions and the related supply networks to take it in.
These troops are Massing for a ground war when Russian Hypersonic Missiles are named after the tip of the spear? Is NATO suicidal? I know Poland is – they want NATO NUKES.
Our P.A.T.R.I.O.T. missiles cannot fly that fast, cannot overtake a speeding Hypersonic traveling faster, compare the speeds yourself – look it up. The whole system we bought and built and sold the Arabs as a monitoring peace plan of security is not capable to track and target the Hypersonic let alone determine an intercept point. All of Starlink is based on ICBM intercept and 40 years ago the Russians designed a better mousetrap in defense, put on open display after a meeting with trump and recently used in offence in western Ukraine as it was speeding toward Poland to hit its mark with astounding accuracy. And in defense, Poland wants NATO nukes to do what?
Chum one in?
Our Starwars project (called SDI once) is built to intercept 60’s technology. Russian Hypersonics reach their farthest 2,000 km range in about 20 minutes at 3,800 mph or about 6,100 kmh. Our inability to target just ONE should give a pause for a moment of clarity. This NATO policy is M.A.D.
The wicked confederacy scripture alerts as a threat is not Russia, it is a Union of NATIONS. RUSSIA cannot be the biblical Gog of the north territories, it was voted out of the Merovingian dynasty love circle centuries ago. Gog was a grandson of Japheth, his tribes populated europe too.
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