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The US Suddenly Sent Troops To Eastern Europe To Deter Russia

 

The move to Eastern Europe is logical because the border is changing as the alliance grows and is intended to deterrence Russia, the US Defense Secretary said.

Recently, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said:

"We are moving troops east, near the Russian border, to deter them. It is logical to move east because the border is changing as the Allies grow stronger. "

In related developments, Mr. Esper also accused Germany of not paying a fair share to defense, even though it is the country that receives the most American soldiers.

"This is the collective security and the issue of collective responsibility against Russia.”

The US Defense Secretary emphasized.

The Pentagon is reportedly planning to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany, of which 6,400 will return to the US and another 5,600 will be redeployed to other NATO countries. A squadron of fighter jets and several elements of a squadron will travel to Italy, closer to the Black Sea, thereby facilitating easier deployment and rotation of forces in Eastern Europe.

Recently, the US news agency Stars and Stripes report also showed that the US Air Force submitted to the National Assembly a draft of $ 130 million to upgrade the military base of Campia Turzii, formerly belonging to the Soviet Union central, Rumania. After the renovation, this base is expected to become the US Air Force's military center in Southeast Europe and also a military "hub" of NATO in the Black Sea area to further strengthen its capabilities. US containment towards Russia in Eastern Europe.

According to the report, the United States will allocate nearly $ 3.8 billion to the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) under the Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2021, which includes a $ 130.5 million set aside specifically for the reconstruction of the Campia Turzii air base. If the budget is approved, it will be the largest overseas military construction project invested by the US Department of Defense since the 2014 European Deterrence Initiative was launched.

These moves indicate that the US and its allies want to continue to expand military operations in Eastern Europe.

Although the US Department of Defense has gradually increased its investment in this base in recent years, up to now, this base still has no aircraft parking area that meets the requirements of a large military airport. Therefore, the US Air Force had many difficulties in deploying heavy weapons and the ability to perform the mission was greatly reduced.

In the draft budget, the US Air Force required a number of major renovations and upgrades to the base, including an upgrade of protective equipment to allow dangerous cargo aircraft to land; Build more fighter parking lots, oil depots and other types of warehouses.

It is expected that, once completed, this base will be able to receive a larger number of fighters, enhance security for storing additional fuel and weapons all the elements necessary for the joint training of the US and Romanian armies here. But more importantly, this is seen as the necessary preparatory step for a potential war in the event that the US Air Force must deploy troops to Romania to help protect its NATO ally.

 

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