Up to 8,500 US-Based Troops Placed on Readiness For Potential Deployment to Europe

patrick.goodenough | January 24, 2022
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Defense Secretary Gen. Lloyd Austin has put up to 8,500 U.S.-based troops on “heightened alert” as Russia continues to bolster its forces near Ukraine’s border, in readiness for possible deployment to Europe if NATO activates its Response Force.

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