Skip to comments.UKRAINE: U.S. to Move Troops to Allies Near Russia as Tensions Flare in Eastern Ukraine
Posted on 04/23/2014 4:45:52 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Pentagon Seeks to Reassure NATO Allies as Kiev Accuses Pro-Russian Forces of Killings
Hundreds of U.S. troops are headed for maneuvers in Eastern Europe through year's end, the Pentagon announced, new deployments intended to reassure allies on Russia's borders as violence took a sinister turn Tuesday in embattled Ukraine.
Vice President Joe Biden, in a visit to Kiev, warned Russia to pull back its troops and abide by last week's international agreement or face the certainty of swift new sanctions. Mr. Biden also urged Ukraine's leaders to adhere to democratic principles and respect cultural differences, reassuring them, "You will not walk this road alone." (Read the latest updates.)
Despite Washington's efforts, tensions flared as Kiev accused pro-Russian separatists of torturing and killing two people and of shooting at one of its military planes, prompting a call by the country's interim president for a resumption of what he termed counterterrorism actions to uproot militants.
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US was already over there in case of Russia. Now we have to do it again.
Hundreds of troops?
Falls into the categorey of doing just enough to escape being accused of doing nothing.
Flexibility in action..
I heard on the radio this morning that it was 150. Sez me, if Putin decides to get frisky, a) Do we really think that he'll care if there's American troops there? and b) What, exactly, would a company of soldiers accomplish against a full-scale attack?
Talk about being a sacrifical goat, being staked out. Our troops don't get paid nearly enough.
I thought the missile shield that was going to be in Poland was supposed to be positioned to stop Iranian missiles enroute USA and Europe? And it was less than a dozen,,,,
At least that’s what they told us then,,