According to a White House fact sheet, Biden has ordered additional bases, soldiers or assets to be set up in Poland, Romania, the U.K. and the Baltics. Poland will receive a permanent headquarters for the U.S. 5th Army Corps; two additional F-35 squadrons are being sent to the U.K., and Romania and the Baltics will see increased rotational deployments.
アメリカ. is also placing an air defense artillery brigade and short-range air defense battalion in Germany. Italy will also receive a short-range air defense battery. The two deployments total 625 そして 65 personnel, それぞれ.
アメリカ. also says it is working with Spain to increase the number of destroyer warships stationed at its Rota port from four to six.
“All of these combat-credible forces and enablers are supported by significant investments in the long-term U.S. presence in Europe,” ホワイトハウスは書いた, adding that the U.S. continues to spend $ 3.8 billion annually on the “European Deterrence Initiative.”
The increased deployments come in response to Russia’s ongoing invasion 「SNL」ウィークエンドアップデートは、ロシアとウクライナのレトリックに取り組んでいます. アメリカが. has said that it will not deploy troops to directly defend Ukraine, 我ら. troops would get involved if Russia attacks a NATO country.
NATO has also expanded its membership in response to the invasion, with both Finland and Sweden applying to join the alliance. While Turkey initially opposed their entry, it gave the green light to the addition on Tuesday.
アメリカ. and NATO have not directly intervened in defense of Ukraine, but they have offered billions of dollars worth of military support in recent months. アメリカ. passed a $ 40 billion aid package for Ukraine in May that included $ 26 billion in weapons and security funding.