Pentagon to Deploy 3000 More Troops to Poland and Germany Amid Russia Tensions

President Joe Biden has approved the deployment of nearly 3,000 troops to Poland and Germany amid increased tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

“At the President’s direction and Secretary Austin’s recommendation, the Department of Defense will reposition certain Europe-based units further east, forward deploy additional U.S.-based units to Europe, and maintain the heightened state of readiness of response forces to meet these commitments,” a senior administration official told The Hill.

Around 2,000 troops from Fort Bragg, N.C., will be sent to Poland and Germany while the 1,000 troops from the Germany-based infantry Stryker squadron will e sent to Romania.

The US troops are expected to deploy in the coming days but there is no information on their mission. 

“They are trained and equipped for a variety of missions during this period of elevated risk,” a senior defense official said.

There were already 8,500 US troops that were already placed on heightened readiness for deployment last week. 

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