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US to heighten troop presence in eastern Europe, says Biden

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2022
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Joe Biden said on Friday that he will be moving US troops to eastern European and Nato countries “in the near term” as tensions rise over Russia’s military buildup on the borders of Ukraine.

The Pentagon has already placed about 8,500 US troops on stand-by for possible deployment to Europe amid Russia’s military build-up near Ukraine’s border.

“I’ll be moving troops to eastern Europe and the Nato countries in the near term. Not too many,” the US president told reporters on return to Washington from a speech in Philadelphia.

The US already has tens of...

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