Biden to deploy at least 3,000 US troops to Europe over Russia-Ukraine conflict: reports

President Joe Biden is reportedly ordering the Pentagon to move more thousands U.S. troops to several eastern European nations to bolster NATO defenses amid the ongoing Russian military buildup along Ukraine’s borders.

According to U.S. officials who spoke with the Wall Street Journal, about 2,000 U.S. troops will deploy from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Poland and Germany, while about 1,000 troops comprising a Germany-based infantry Stryker squadron will move over to Romania. Both Poland and Romania border Ukraine to the west.

The Associated Press reported a similar deployment plan, with 2,000 U.S. troops to Germany and Poland and 1,000 troops to Romania.

CNN reported U.S. officials said the U.S. troop deployment could see up to 2,000 U.S. troops in Poland and “an additional few thousand” to southeastern NATO countries, including Romania. CNN reported the Pentagon is expected to formally announce the military movements on Wednesday morning.

The reported military movements come about a week after Biden ordered about 8,500 U.S. troops be placed on “heightened preparedness to deploy” with NATO-allied nations.


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