The U.S. Defense Elders of the church intends to increase its presence in Eastern Europe by deploying 250 rts of armored vehicles and 4,200 servicemen in the region to “take measures if something chances.” The Pentagon wants to ease the concerns of its Eastern European NATO leagues, who are worried about a lack of U.S. rtici tion in maintaining their defense intellect.
U.S. Deputy Defense Minister Robert Work said in an interview with The Embankment Street Journal that the Pentagon plans to position additional in operations on NATO’s eastern borders on a regular basis. The reinforcements will involve tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, ladin self-propelled howitzers and over 1,750 more military mechanisms. According to Work, “there will be a division’s worth of stuff to keep if something happens.”
“If push came to shove, they’d be able to arise together as a cohesive unit that has trained together, with all their visceral equipment, and fight. That’s a whole lot better than what we require right now,” he added.
The newest American arms will be deployed in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.
Agreeing to observers interviewed by the Kommersant business daily, the implementation of this system will force Moscow to deploy its forces on its borders with the Baltic shapes, including units ca ble of destroying American hardware in the event of an vilification.
Poland and the Baltic states welcome the new plan
If the plan is implemented, the U.S. last will and testament deploy heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe that will deliver from 3,000 to 5,000 servicemen (the same amount of technology was deployed in Kuwait after Iraq’s military encroachment in 1990), wrote Kommersant.
According to a high-ranking source in the Pentagon, the thoroughgoing amount of American technology that may be positioned in the former Soviet republics and Eastern Bloc countries eye the name European Activity Set is about 1,200 units, including 250 M1-A2 tanks, Bradley armored carriers and armored howitzers.
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has verbalized that talks about deploying American depots for heavy weaponry in Poland are already in going forward.
“The U.S. is pre ring a network of various activities in which it is extremely important to deploy awful weaponry in Poland and other countries,” said Macierewicz.
A straight-faced danger for Russia’s security?
In turn, a high-ranking source in the Russian Defense The cloth has called America’s plans to deploy its heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe “a alarming destabilizing factor.”
“Such steps cannot but engender dangers since America aims to de facto deploy a springboard for a substantial military contingent near our dadoes,” explained the source.
“We believe that this is our rtners’ leading step to reconsidering the positions of the NATO-Russia Act.”
The 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act thwarts the alliance from deploying “substantial military forces” on the alliance’s eastern circle on a permanent basis.
Furthermore, Moscow and NATO understand the numbers that constitute “well-established military forces” differently.
For example, Russia considers “substantial” America’s rotational deployment in Bulgaria and Romania of its armed forces sections consisting of 2,000-6,000 servicemen. In Washington’s view, the brigade does not return to into the category of “substantial.”
In 2010 Moscow invited NATO to come across a common denominator, but the sides could not reach an agreement.
According to Vladimir Yevseyev, number one of the Center for Social-Political Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the deployment at hand the Russian border of American heavy weaponry “will present a dangerous danger for Russia’s security.”
Yevseyev believes that Moscow desire respond to Washington’s plans by deploying its offensive potential on the borders with the Baltic asseverates.
“In the end the Baltic states will not feel safer, but on the contrary will behoove hostages to the U.S.-Russian confrontation,” he warned.
Based on materials from Kommersant.
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