U.S. to Send 3,000 Additional Troops to Europe Amid Tension at Ukraine Border

by Brett Rowland


President Joe Biden plans to send another 3,000 troops to Europe amid continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Biden is sending about 2,000 troops from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Poland and Germany this week. The president is also moving about 1,000 soldiers based in Germany to Romania, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing administration officials.

“They are trained and equipped for a variety of missions during this period of elevated risk,” a senior defense official told the Wall Street Journal.

The Pentagon has put about 8,500 U.S.-based troops on higher alert for possible deployment to Europe. Officials have said the additional units could be put on higher alert soon. The U.S. already has about 75,000 troops in Europe as permanently stationed forces, according to the Associated Press.

Some of the additional 3,000 troops could be used if the U.S. military is asked to help evacuate about 30,000 Americans living in Ukraine, the official told the Wall Street Journal.

– – –

Brett Rowland has worked as a reporter in newsrooms in Illinois and Wisconsin. He most recently served as news editor of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois and reports for The Center Square. He previously held the same position at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb.
Photo “Troops” by Georgia National Guard. CC BY 2.0.






Related posts

One Thought to “U.S. to Send 3,000 Additional Troops to Europe Amid Tension at Ukraine Border”

  1. Dr Ken

    As an Air Force veteran, it is so clear to see this administration, specifically Biden has no respect for, nor understanting of the military. Do our NATO allies actually trust this administration given the humiliation in the poorly planned, poorly executed withdrawal from Afghanistan? The article mentioned “trained and equipped troops” being deployed? Trained in what? The racially woke driven “Critical Racial Theory” (CRT) also known as “Creating Racial Tension”? I only hope Biden does not drive this country into another war, the stakes in this one is far greater, far more ominous than what the country just left.