United States will send 7,000 additional troops to Germany to reassure NATO allies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reported late Thursday, citing a senior U.S. defense official.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the deployment at the direction of President Joe Biden.
“This would comprise an armored brigade combat team with associated capabilities and enablers. They will deploy to Germany to reassure NATO Allies, deter Russian aggression and be prepared to support a range of requirements in the region. We expect them to depart in the coming days,” said the official.
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