Pentagon puts 8,500 troops on 'higher-alert' over Russia-Ukraine tensions

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The U.S. Department of Defense already has significant combat forces forward-positioned in Europe. Most of those troops would be destined for the the NATO Response Force, which has as many as 40,000 multinational troops.Intelligence, aviation, medical and transportation and additional capabilities can be moved if necessary, Kirby said.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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Reuters

U.S. puts 8,500 troops on alert to deploy amid Ukraine tensions

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON - The U.S. military on Monday put about 8,500 troops on alert to be ready to deploy to Europe if needed, potentially on very short notice, in the latest effort to reassure jittery NATO allies in the face of a Russian military buildup near Ukraine. Although the decision did not bolster U.S. support to Ukraine, which is not part of the NATO alliance, it

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

US puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid fears over Ukraine

Soldiers placed on standby to deploy to Europe as concerns over possible ‘lightning attack’ by Russia grow

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

NATO Sends Reinforcements And U.S. Puts Troops On Alert As Ukraine Tensions Rise

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4 months ago·India
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CTV News

U.S. orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO 'response force' amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S. solidarity with allies there.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered about 8,500 U.S. troops on heightened alert, preparing for possible deployment to Europe, if needed, to reassure NATO allies in the face of Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

Pentagon puts 8,500 troops on alert as Biden consults with European allies on Ukraine: What we know

On Monday, the Pentagon announced it is putting 8,500 U.S. troops on \

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