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U.S. troops deploy to Eastern Europe

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment to Eastern Europe, amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  
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Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment to Eastern Europe, amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. ...more

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment to Eastern Europe, amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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U.S. President Joe Biden said the deployment was consistent with what he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin: "As long as he is acting aggressively we're going to make sure we can reassure our NATO allies and Eastern Europe that we're there," he said, according to media reports on Twitter.  



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U.S. President Joe Biden said the deployment was consistent with what he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin: "As long as he is acting aggressively we're going to make sure we can reassure our NATO allies and Eastern Europe that we're there,"...more

U.S. President Joe Biden said the deployment was consistent with what he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin: "As long as he is acting aggressively we're going to make sure we can reassure our NATO allies and Eastern Europe that we're there," he said, according to media reports on Twitter.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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A Stryker squadron of around 1,000 U.S. service members based in Vilseck, Germany would be sent to Romania, the Pentagon said, while around 1,700 service members, mainly from the 82nd Airborne Division, would deploy from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Poland. Three hundred other service members will move from Fort Bragg to Germany.   



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A Stryker squadron of around 1,000 U.S. service members based in Vilseck, Germany would be sent to Romania, the Pentagon said, while around 1,700 service members, mainly from the 82nd Airborne Division, would deploy from Fort Bragg, North Carolina,...more

A Stryker squadron of around 1,000 U.S. service members based in Vilseck, Germany would be sent to Romania, the Pentagon said, while around 1,700 service members, mainly from the 82nd Airborne Division, would deploy from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Poland. Three hundred other service members will move from Fort Bragg to Germany. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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The objective, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said, was to send a "strong signal" to Putin "and frankly, to the world, that NATO matters to the United States and it matters to our allies".   


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The objective, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said, was to send a "strong signal" to Putin "and frankly, to the world, that NATO matters to the United States and it matters to our allies". REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

The objective, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said, was to send a "strong signal" to Putin "and frankly, to the world, that NATO matters to the United States and it matters to our allies". REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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"We know that (Putin) also bristles at NATO, about NATO. He's made no secret of that. We are making it clear that we're going to be prepared to defend our NATO allies if it comes to that. Hopefully it won't come to that."   



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"We know that (Putin) also bristles at NATO, about NATO. He's made no secret of that. We are making it clear that we're going to be prepared to defend our NATO allies if it comes to that. Hopefully it won't come to that." REUTERS/Bryan...more

"We know that (Putin) also bristles at NATO, about NATO. He's made no secret of that. We are making it clear that we're going to be prepared to defend our NATO allies if it comes to that. Hopefully it won't come to that." REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Washington has said it will not send troops to Ukraine itself to shield it from a Russian attack, but would impose financial sanctions on Moscow and send arms to help Ukrainians defend themselves.   


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Washington has said it will not send troops to Ukraine itself to shield it from a Russian attack, but would impose financial sanctions on Moscow and send arms to help Ukrainians defend themselves. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Washington has said it will not send troops to Ukraine itself to shield it from a Russian attack, but would impose financial sanctions on Moscow and send arms to help Ukrainians defend themselves. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Russia, still Europe's main energy supplier despite being under U.S. and EU sanctions since annexing Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, brushes off additional sanctions as an empty threat.       REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Russia, still Europe's main energy supplier despite being under U.S. and EU sanctions since annexing Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, brushes off additional sanctions as an empty threat.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Russia, still Europe's main energy supplier despite being under U.S. and EU sanctions since annexing Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, brushes off additional sanctions as an empty threat.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Washington and its allies have rejected Russia's two main demands - that Ukraine be barred from ever joining NATO and that deployments of troops in eastern European countries that joined the alliance after the end of the Cold War be rolled back.    REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Washington and its allies have rejected Russia's two main demands - that Ukraine be barred from ever joining NATO and that deployments of troops in eastern European countries that joined the alliance after the end of the Cold War be rolled back. ...more

Washington and its allies have rejected Russia's two main demands - that Ukraine be barred from ever joining NATO and that deployments of troops in eastern European countries that joined the alliance after the end of the Cold War be rolled back. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S., February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S., February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S., February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane for deployment, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  
  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps board a C-17 transport plane, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3.  REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Paratroopers with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for deployment to Eastern Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February 3. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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