Skip to comments.Obama calls for more spending on military presence, training in Europe
Posted on 06/03/2014 8:19:26 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
On the first day of a four-day European trip that will include a remembrance of D-Day and much discussion about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, President Obama called on Congress to approve up to $1 billion in spending on additional U.S. air and ground forces in Europe.
The initiative was announced while Obama was in Warsaw, Poland, the first stop on his three-country tour, which comes as the president attempts to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine. The White House said the funding would be used to increase military exercises and training missions, as well as rotations of air and ground forces, on the continent.
Officials said Obama was also seeking to ramp up U.S. Navy participation in NATO deployments in the Black and Baltic Seas, plus working to boost the military capacity of non-NATO countries that sit on Russia's border, including Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
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Yay, more money down the drain. We have furnished Europe’s decaying lounge
If this trip was 3 weeks from today the Bergdahl exchange would be 3 weeks from today . Obama had his chance to do the exchange and run off to Europe ,so he took it
And as for the Ukraine...they're looking for the US to build their military as a freebie.
Uh, yeah. I thought (I know, stupid me) we were downsizing our military. Unless by increasing our European presence we mean adding butlers to the privileged class in Europe.
He has a pen, why doesn’t he write a check?
Poland ; please keep him over there .....please
we beg you
While our military families are on food stamps, commissaries on bases are closed, and our aged veterans are dying without care. This shows how he, like Billy Jeff Clinton, “loathes” the military.