The Pentagon is sending more troops and hardware to Europe as tensions ratchet up further amid warnings that Russia will launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the next 24 hours.
F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and a battalion of 20 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are being sent from Germany to Baltic states and Poland as part of a new round of deployments.
And another 800 soldiers are being redeployed from Italy to shore up NATO’s eastern flank.
Details emerged on Tuesday, after President Joe Biden laid out his administration’s response to escalating Russian aggression, insisting that any moves were defensive and that he would not be sending US armed forces into fight Russia
President Biden on Tuesday stressed that the additional troop movements were defensive in nature.
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