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US to Send Tanks, Helicopters and 6,000 Troops to Join 1st E. Europe Armored Brigade Deployment (Video)

Friday, November 4, 2016 15:54
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Soldiers of the U.S. Army 3rd squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment as the troops of the
Soldiers of the U.S. Army 3rd squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment as the troops of the “Dragoon Ride” military exercise arrive at their home base at Rose Barracks in Vilseck. File photo. © Michael Dalder / Reuters
 
The US Army will deploy nearly 6,000 troops, along with tanks, infantry vehicles, heavy howitzers, and combat helicopters to step up its “armored presence” in Eastern Europe, where a massive NATO buildup to counter an “assertive” Russia is underway. 

The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (3rd ABCT) of the Colorado-based 4th Infantry Division will deploy 4,000 soldiers in the region in January of next year, the US Army said in a press release

In addition, the Army will send more than half of the New York-based 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, comprising 1,750 airmen, along with 60 aircraft, including CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks, and medevac helicopters, according to Stars and Stripes

Both units will be part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the US-led buildup on Russia’s borders whose stated goal is “reassuring” America’s Eastern European allies, which claim to perceive a threat from Russia.

The 3rd ABCT is said to be the first “rotation” armored brigade that will be deployed in Europe. It will first arrive in Poland, where the brigade’s headquarters will be set up, along with an armored cavalry unit and a field artillery battalion wielding self-propelled M109 Paladin howitzers.

Other brigade elements will spread across the region, Army Lieutenant Colonel Jason Brown, a 4th Infantry Division spokesman, told the newspaper.

One battalion with M1 Abrams tanks will be stationed in Estonia and Latvia, while another will operate in Germany. A mechanized infantry battalion with M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and M1 Abrams tanks will move to Romania and Bulgaria.

“I am confident we are the right heavy brigade to continue the armored presence in Europe,” Colonel Christopher R. Norrie, commander of the 3rd Armored Brigade, said on Thursday.

In the meantime, the 10th aviation brigade is expected to be headquartered in Germany, while its units will be forward-based at undisclosed locations in Latvia, Romania, and Poland, Stars and Stripes reported.

This is the latest in a series of recent US and NATO-led deployments in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe. Earlier, the bloc sent up to 4,000 troops to the region as part of a multinational unit that includes US, German, British, and Canadian battalions.

Norway, a Nordic country bordering Russia in the north, will see a “limited rotational force” of approximately 330 Marines deploying at the Vaernes military base in January of 2017.

In the Black Sea, the US and NATO maintain a naval task force, along with Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense sites in Romania that became operational earlier this year. The second missile defense compound is expected to go online in Poland next year.

The heavy buildup appears perfectly fit the current mood of Western policymakers. On Thursday, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO’s former Secretary General, openly called upon the US to be “a world policeman to restore international law and order,” while criticizing the Obama administration for its reluctance to employ military forces overseas.

Russia has consistently said it will take reciprocal measures to counter the security threats emerging on its western borders, which will include forming new army units and accelerating the modernization of its military.

Source RT.com

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  • Albert Pike must be happy things are going to plan…as planned :twisted:

  • You all notice that acquaintances/friends whose lives are a complete mess are the ones telling us how to run our lives – American military once again sending in the hardware and troops to Eastern Europe; ditto UK and Germany. Get your f…ckd up countries in order before infiltrating ours. I moved to Bulgaria to get away from this madness and here it is on our doorstep. Sick of the lot of these warmongering assholes.

    • b4

      we are with you–here in the usa we have been in never ending conflicts–this guy trump says he is going to end all that–we will see–make me prez and i will close all the bases and bring em all home–screw it–let the world kill itself–does not need the help of the usa–run your own country and if you cant, dry up and blow away—the usa has 787 bases world wide–why the hell are we in germany still? or even japan–get us out of the middle east–let those sobs kill each other–Iserhell can go to hell–screw them all–bring the our boys home–russian go f yourself–china too–stop all world trade–if you cant be civil on the world stage burn it down with nukes on rockets–like N Korea –what a bunch of useless maggots

  • Well well well – more WARMONGERING from JEWISH ILLUMINATI CABAL IN FASHISTON D.C.

    I am supprices why so many american guys put their lives in Cabal guillotine for the purpose for making JEWISH CABAL the most richest.

    In very possible NATO attack at Russian Army – these boys will finish like these ISIS terrorists in WEST ALEPPO last day !!

    /war-on-terror/2016/11/saa-special-forces-killed-many-isis-terrorists-in-counter-attack-at-west-of-aleppo-2446087.html

    ps: Young warriors and warmongers make own conclusions if you have a mind and healty logic.!!

  • MY RECOMENDATION TO YOUNG WARMONGERS FROM WEST-POINT AN CO.

    STOP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES !! GROW UP – DO SOMETHING WORTHY IN YOUR LIFES FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE !!

    BUT FIRST GET POWER FROM JEWISH FASHISTON CABAL D.C. IN YOUR HANDS AND THEN BUILD AMERICA PROSPERITY.

    NOT WALKING AROUND LIKE ISIS TERRORIST BACKEDUP FASHISTON D.C.

    TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT – THE BULLETS DOES NOT BEG YOUR PARDON !! THATS IT

  • these pictures are not from US army played computer games in West-Point accademy !!

    This is a REAL WAR . And in REAL WAR people lose their lifes so easy.

    WATCH and THINK

    PHOTOS: Syrian Army in Battle with U.S. backed ISIS Terrorists in Southwestern Aleppo 04.11.2016.

    /war-on-terror/2016/11/photos-syrian-army-in-battle-with-u-s-backed-isis-terrorists-in-southwestern-aleppo-04112016-2446089.html

  • Folks here you can read about the greatest success of USAF for this 2016 year !!

    YES IT WAS GIANT VICTORY !!

    30 Civilians mostly Women and Children Were Killed by US Airstrikes in Afghanistan Nov 03 2016
    /war-and-conflict/2016/11/30-civilians-mostly-women-and-children-were-killed-by-usaf-airstrikes-in-afghanistan-nov-03-2016-2463788.html

  • But are the yanks being sent over to keep Russia in check or europe itself !

    We are under occupation by the yanks in Europe and they have no right to be picking a fight in our back yard with Russia or anyone else and the trouble makers need to be sent home because Berlin is only 50 seconds flight time for Russia’s ICBM if they wanted to hit back at this US lead agression.

    Anyway i’m back to thinking that Russia and the USA are playing games with the public since Russia is acting like a big puff in Syria and won’t real take on ISIS

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