President Biden announced on Friday that he will be sending U.S. Troops to Eastern Europe as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to grow.
When asked if he would send troops to Ukraine, President Biden told reporters, “I’ll be moving U.S. troops to Eastern Europe in the NATO countries in the near term. Not a lot.”
Of course, “not a lot” is a vague term. Based on what the Pentagon is doing, that number likely lies somewhere between eight to ten thousand soldiers.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed upcoming plans saying, “Even as we’re engaged in diplomacy, we are very much focused on building up defense, building up deterrence. NATO itself will continue to be reinforced in a significant way if Russia commits renewed acts of aggression. All of that is on the table.”
At this stage, the deployment would be more of a deterrent as even ten thousand troops hardly compare to the estimated 100,000 Russian troops stationed near the border with Ukraine.
What it will do is further inflame tensions in the region and threaten to drag the United States into yet another war far from our borders.
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