U.S. troops may be sent to Eastern Europe

The Associated Press reports: NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove told The Associated Press he wouldn’t “write off involvement by any nation, to include the United States.”

Foreign ministers of the 28-nation alliance have given Breedlove until Tuesday to propose steps to reassure NATO members nearest Russia that other alliance countries have their back.

“Essentially what we are looking at is a package of land, air and maritime measures that would build assurance for our easternmost allies,” Breedlove told the AP. “I’m tasked to deliver this by next week. I fully intend to deliver it early.”

Asked again if American soldiers might be sent to NATO’s front-line states closest to Russia, the four-star U.S. general said, “I would not write off contributions from any nation.” [Continue reading…]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Facebooktwittermail

1 thought on “U.S. troops may be sent to Eastern Europe

  1. Norman

    If this were to come about, then the no brainier would be to draft all the Neocons, Think Tank Conservatives, worthless over the hill Congress critters, and 1/2 to 3/4 of the officer corps from the U.S. Military. Perhaps Dick Cheney could be their leader.

Comments are closed.