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US Readying Troop Deployments to Europe to Deter Putin

It is unknown as to whether or or not Putin will respond in kind to the news.

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As Vladimir Putin continues to menace Ukraine, it is increasingly apparent that it will be up to the United States and NATO to put an end to his acts of intimidation.

Russian troops and military assets have been amassing on the borders of Ukraine for weeks now, and thanks to the arrival of military blood supplies, there is no longer any doubt about this being an “all for show” sort of situation.

NATO has yet to provide any sort of timeline or set of circumstances that would see them get involved, and so the Pentagon is now taking action.

The Pentagon will move some of its Europe-based forces further east and deploy additional U.S.-based troops to Europe, as the security situation on Ukraine’s border with Russia continues to deteriorate.

President Joe Biden will send 2,000 troops in the U.S. to Poland and Germany, where they will join other troops. Another 1,000 who are already in Europe will be moved to Romania.

“These are not permanent moves. We respond to current conditions, we will adjust our posture as those conditions evolve,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday, announcing the deployment.

Kirby was unable to give a timeline of when the U.S. service members would deploy.

The Pentagon believes that Ukraine is in grave danger:

“Given the type of forces that are arrayed, the ground maneuver forces, the artillery, the ballistic missiles, the air forces, all of it packaged together. If that was unleashed on Ukraine, it would be significant, very significant, and it would result in a significant amount of casualties,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday.

“It would be horrific,” added Milley.

Putin has consistently suggested that the United States is posturing for war with Russia, and that Joe Biden is responsible for any escalation that occurs in the region.

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US Air Force Reveals Successful Hypersonic Missile Test

This could put the US back in the driver’s seat as far as missile tech goes.

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Much like the global arms races that came before, the superpowers of the world are now looking to add a terrifying new doomsday machine to their arsenals in 2022:  Hypersonic missiles.

The missiles, which could be loaded with nuclear or traditional munitions, fly several times faster than the speed of sound and are said to be unstoppable by current defense technologies.  (The US has played coy with this claim, however, suggesting that our nation is well-defended against them).

Russia and China already possess such weapons.  North Korea keeps insisting that they do too, but the claim is dubious.

The United States, who previously admitted that they were a bit behind in developing these projectiles, made a major announcement on the subject this week.

UPI reports a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft successfully released a AGM-1831 Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) over the weekend that achieved speeds five times greater than the speed of sound.

The test was conducted somewhere off the coast of Southern California, it said.

“This was a major accomplishment by the ARRW team for the weapons enterprise and our Air Force,” Brig. Gen. Heath Collins, Air Force program executive officer for weapons, said in a statement.

“The team’s tenacity, expertise and commitment were key in overcoming the past year’s challenges to get us to the recent success.”

The news comes just months after China secretly test launched a hypersonic missile that circumnavigated the globe before hitting its target.

 

Much like the global arms races that came before, the superpowers of the world are now looking to add a terrifying new doomsday machine to their arsenals in 2022:  Hypersonic missiles. The missiles, which could be loaded with nuclear or traditional munitions, fly several times faster than the speed of sound and are said to be unstoppable by current defense technologies.  (The US has played coy with this claim, however, suggesting that our nation is well-defended against them). Russia and China already possess such weapons.  North Korea keeps insisting that they do too, but the claim is dubious. The United States, who previously admitted that they were a bit behind in developing these projectiles, made a major announcement on the subject this week. UPI reports a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft successfully released a AGM-1831 Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) over the weekend that achieved speeds five times greater than the speed of sound. The test was conducted somewhere off the coast of Southern California, it said. “This was a major accomplishment by the ARRW team for the weapons enterprise and our Air Force,” Brig. Gen. Heath Collins, Air Force program executive officer for weapons, said in a statement. “The team’s tenacity, expertise and commitment were key in overcoming the past year’s challenges to get us to the recent success.” The news comes just months after China secretly test launched a hypersonic missile that circumnavigated the globe before hitting its target.  

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