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.Trending:
“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.