President Joe Biden has directed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to send 3,000 more American troops to Poland amid a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“At the direction of the President, Secretary Austin today ordered to Poland the remaining 3,000 soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Bragg, N.C. These troops will depart Fort Bragg over the next couple days. They are expected to be in place by early next week,” a top defense official stated.
The official said, “These additional deployments are temporary in nature, meant to supplement for a brief time the more than 80,000 U.S. troops already in Europe on rotational and permanent orders.”
“The defense official said the roughly 5,000 forces deploying to the region ‘comprise a highly mobile and flexible force, capable of multiple missions,'” according to Breitbart News.
“They are being deployed to reassure our NATO allies, deter any potential aggression against NATO’s eastern flank, train with host-nation forces, and contribute to a wide range of contingencies. They will report to Gen. Tod Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command,” the official stated.
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