Biden pronounces new troop deployments in Europe — RT World Information

Washington will considerably enhance its navy presence in Europe to “defend each inch of allied territory,” US President Joe Biden mentioned on Wednesday after arriving in Madrid, Spain for the annual NATO summit.

The US fifth Military Corps will arrange a headquarters in Poland, whereas 5,000 extra troops will likely be deployed to Romania.

The Pentagon may even enhance rotational deployments within the Baltic states, dispatch two extra squadrons of F-35 fighter planes to Britain, and station extra air defenses in Germany and Italy. The US Navy will enhance the variety of destroyers stationed in Spain from 4 to 6.

There are already round 100,000 US troops stationed in Europe. “We’re stepping up, proving that NATO is extra wanted now than it ever has been and it’s as necessary because it ever has been,” Biden mentioned.

NATO has been boosting its navy presence on its japanese flank after Russia despatched troops to Ukraine in late February. The navy bloc’s chief, Jens Stoltenberg, mentioned on Monday that the alliance will enhance its rapid-response drive from 40,000 to 300,000 troops.

Russian President Vladimir Putin cited NATO’s makes an attempt to ascertain “a foothold” in Ukraine as one of many causes of the battle.

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