Biden orders the deployment of 3,000 additional US troops in Europe

Yesterday, US President Joe Biden authorized the Pentagon to use up to 3,000 reservists to be deployed in Europe to increase US forces there to support Operation Atlantic Resolve.

According to the statement released by the White House, the number of units deployed should not exceed more than 3,000 members at one time.

The authorization for the deployment of 3,000 troops follows the president’s five-day trip to Europe, which passed through the United Kingdom, Lithuania and Finland, and was intended to demonstrate the strength of the international coalition against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Biden seemed confident he had accomplished the task, declaring that he and other NATO leaders had shown the military alliance “that it is more united than ever.”

And although Ukraine’s claim to a clear path to NATO membership seems a long way off, Biden emphasized that agreements with countries in the alliance will support Kiev’s long-term security even without formal entry.

During a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto earlier Thursday, Biden insisted that Zelensky “ended up very happy” despite his frustrations expressed over the lack of a clear timetable for Ukraine to join the coalition.

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