Skip to comments.British tanks join Poland exercises to reassure allies against Putin
Posted on 07/28/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Britain will send an armoured battle group of tanks and 1,350 troops to Poland for Nato war games designed to sure up the alliances eastern members against fears of Russian aggression.
The deployment will see British troops backed by Challenger tanks and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles join other Nato forces for a two-month exercise in eastern Europe.
The manoeuvres come as the Kremlin is accused of continuing to stoke the conflict in Ukraine by shelling across the border and increasing the flow of weapons and supplies to Moscow-backed separatists.
The Ministry of Defence in London said the UK would send a full battle group comprising 1,350 personnel and more than 350 armoured and other vehicles to a major military exercise in Poland as part of a Nato package to reassure Eastern European allies.
The force to join Exercise Black Eagle from October to December, is the biggest British force sent to Eastern Europe since 2008.
Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said the deployment showed our sustained and substantial support to Natos eastern border.
The crisis is likely to dominate the agenda of a Nato summit in Wales next month, as the alliance decides how to react to the sudden plunge in relations with Russia.
Mr Fallon added: We have a strong opportunity at the Nato summit [in September] to discuss how we will continue our response to Russias illegal annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. The UK is playing a central role and we are not ruling out further enhancements.
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Where’s the air force of the US of A?
Flying 0bama to another fundraiser.
To be honest, the way Europe and the UK have always looked down their collective noses at the US, I’m getting to the point of saying “eff ‘em”. Let them shed their blood and treasure.
It’s being dismembered by Obama.
No more A10 Warthogs to fight the tanks, no more Apache helicopters in the NG, no more Tomahawks or Hellfire missiles.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!
Problem is, is if we turn our back, Islam and the Commies get closer to our shores.
Like it or not Europe is pivotal.
Very true, but their are many there who are communist and muslim sympathizers.
Obama has established an Islamist beach head in the north of Africa to encroach on Europe.
Now he has the Russkies coming in from the East.
Jaysus this will not end well for the West.
lather, rinse, repeat...
Not Poland...at all! Fast women and good vodka...oh yeah!
It really is frightening. What a mess he has made.
Spain,Italy,France,The Balkans and Greece should all know better.
You have been invaded by the Islamic hordes before.
This generations “Phony War,” or the beginning of it, anyway?
It’s stunning to watch.
Agree. Loved Poland and came close to moving there.
With rebels in control of the crash area, and reports of bodies and wreckage being tampered with, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters he had a “very intense” conversation with Putin on Saturday.
Rutte said he told Putin “the opportunity expires to show the world that he is serious about helping.”
He has cut the 101st Airborne Division from 4 Brigades to 3. Obie will not be happy until has has totally trashed out military, as he has our nation.
Britain comes to the defense of embattled Poland...
Hmmm, why does that ring a bell?
It is hard to watch.
I think they are doing that to every division to save money and from what I hear the brigades that are left just have skeleton crews. They are doing the old National Guard trick of of pulling from 3 units to form one unit that can be deployed. So basicly a Division is really only a Brigade with a bunch of extra senior officers fighting over slots.
Which brigade got cut? When did that happen?
Fort Campbell's website for the 101st still shows 4 Brigades, plus Aviation.
Can't get any closer than our southern border and Dearborn, MI
Old Russian saying: “ Everything truly important happens in Europe—always has, always will.”
I guess I won’t be seeing any tanks when I visit the London military museums next month.
Oh well, maybe they’ll leave some stuff there for me.
It is the crossroads.
Just sad to see what this skinny Somalian socialist slug is doing to us....
Maybe Jeremy Clarkson can take the Range Rover to give them small fast target practice? He did it before with a Challenger II.
Thanks for the info... The 101st ABN’s website has yet to be updated it would seem.