The Pentagon in the United States is in a discussion about the deployment of American military forces to Eastern Europe with its NATO allies. This is what a senior administration official said on Monday. President Joe Biden is weighing out his options for responding to Russian threats against Ukraine.
Pentagon – Defense of NATO Allies
Troops that total 8,500 have been putting on “heightened alert,” says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. That is to assist with the defense of NATO allies. In fact, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has said during a news briefing Monday. Also, he said no deploying orders have been giving.
“Moreover, I do want to reinforce that as of now, the decision really has been made to put these units on a higher alert,” said Kirby. “Also, no decisions which have been made to deploy force from the United States at this time.”
Thousands of Troops at the Neighbor’s Border
Plus, Moscow is massing a lot more than 100,000 troops at the neighbor’s border. Also, there is no diplomatic breakthrough in sight. Also, the West is stepping up its response. Moreover, there are mounting fears that an invasion may be imminent.
With NATO countries, conversations are underway. It could receive U.S. military forces. They are part of a plan that can deter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression, the official did say.
On Monday, NATO said it was sending ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe and that, instead, Washington “has also made clear that it is considering it is increasing its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.”
There is a roughly 90-minute video conference, Biden participated, in with European leaders Monday afternoon to then discuss Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders. This is what the White House said. Also, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Polish President Andrzej Duda, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and other leaders participated in the call.
Biden did tell reporters it was a “very, very, very good meeting,” following the video conference, did add that there was “total unanimity with all the European leaders.”
However, the president did say he would have more to say on the issue later.