A source in the Pentagon revealed, on Friday, that the United States will withdraw, in the coming months, 10,500 soldiers deployed in Europe, a situation that will not affect the ability of the American forces in that continent, which currently have a strength of about 100,000 soldiers.
US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said Pentagon official Lloyd Austin He has already ordered this drop to happen.
These are not permanent movements. They are designed to respond to the current security environment, moreover, these forces in Ukraine will not fight against Russia.A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that The US Department of Defense sent military reinforcements to the Allied countries on the eastern flank of NATOdue to concerns about security threats from Moscow.
On the same day that Russia entered Ukraine, US President Joe Biden He ordered the deployment of 7,000 soldiers to Germanywhich if Added to the 6800 announced in previous weeks and who were temporarily seconded in that country, Poland and Romania.
Currently, Americans It has about 100,000 soldiers on permanent and rotating missions on the European continentThis is the highest number in nearly two decades, especially compared to the 80,000 that was in January, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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