Thursday, April 10, 2014

NATO chief: U.S. troops may be sent to Eastern Europe

Russian troops marching through Chechnya Credit:
Russian troops marching through Chechnya Credit:
April 9, 2014

NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove told The Associated Press he wouldn’t “write off involvement by any nation, to include the United States.”

Foreign ministers of the 28-nation alliance have given Breedlove until Tuesday to propose steps to reassure NATO members nearest Russia that other alliance countries have their back.

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