The Pentagon has called for 7,000 more troops to enter Europe amid the Russia-Ukraine war.
“Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday ordered the deployment of approximately 7,000 additional troops to Europe, amid a Russian war with Ukraine,” reports Breitbart News.
A senior defense official said in a statement:
At the direction of the President, Secretary of Defense Austin has ordered the deployment to Europe of approximately 7,000 additional Service Members. This would comprise an armored brigade combat team with associated capabilities and enablers. They will deploy to Germany to reassure NATO Allies, deter Russian aggression and be prepared to support a range of requirements in the region. We expect them to depart in the coming days.
“The deployment was announced after President Joe Biden addressed the nation on the unfolding crisis. He said U.S. troops would not be fighting in Ukraine, but said they would reassure NATO allies in the east,” reports Breitbart News.
“Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine but to defend our NATO allies and reassure those allies in the east. As I made crystal clear, the United States will defend every inch of NATO territory with the full force of American power,” said Biden.
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