Skip to comments.U.S. Extends Troop Deployment in Romania, at Ukraine War’s Doorstep
Posted on 01/23/2023 3:41:44 AM PST by Timber Rattler
The Pentagon will keep several thousand American troops in southeast Romania for at least nine more months, closer to the war in neighboring Ukraine than any other U.S. Army unit, officials said on Saturday.
Over the last year, the sprawling Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, just a seven-minute rocket flight across the Black Sea from where Russian forces have settled in Crimea, has become a training hub for NATO forces in southeast Europe. The forces would be a first line of defense should Russia invade further west.
There are around 4,000 U.S. soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division who have been stationed at the air base since last summer, including small groups of troops that frequently train right on Romania’s border with Ukraine. Before that, there was a smaller contingent from the 82nd Airborne that was sent as part of a quick-response force after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
The 101st Airborne Division troops will leave in the next two months, and officials said they would be replaced by a different brigade from the 101st Division, which is based at Fort Campbell, Ky.
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We all know that troop extensions are required because of the many Ukraine battlefield victories of late.
Yes, like at Kharkiv where the Ukrainians won back 8,000 square kilometres
And the Ukrainian victory at Kherson Where the Ukrainians won back 1,200 sq kilometers from the Russians/b>
So totally, since May 2022 the Ukrainians have won back about 10,000 square kilometers or Half the size of New Jersey
The Russkis won back 5 square miles at Soledar on the backs of 10s of 1000s of Russkis dead...
Go away. I don’t communicate with posters who cheer for the shooting of innocent Muslims.
Good. And now the US can help remove the Russians from Moldova.
This might be the weakest response I’ve seen yet to Russia’s battlefield results over the last 10 months.
At some point it becomes embarrassing to keep carrying water for the morons in the Kremlin, doesn’t it?
No, you just communicate with posters who cheer for the shooting of innocent Ukrainians.
staged Biden propaganda. that’s what you do.
As with the post made to Poland "signaling" an "intent" to send tanks to Ukraine, this too is some sort of "signal." Is it a preview of coming attractions, or is it a trailer for a new fictional film?
So much posturing seems to be going on now, from the Bidenistas as to the Zelensky-istas to the Putinistas. But war is an active verb, and "intents," and "signals" of intents, and "at Ukraine's doorstep" aren't actions, but stances which await being shown by actual actions. Waiting....
Re#3, it looks like WWI all over again, where thousands die for meters of land per day. The modern battle field is looking like the old. Artillery is king.
That’s REALLY a pic of downtown Portland... and how you need to walk down the street, if you are waving a US flag! 😜
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Try this one:
Hunting for cannon fodder in Ukraine #Ukraine #Ukrainewar #UkraineRussiaWar #cannonfodder #Mobilisation #Mobilization pic.twitter.com/Tm9JopogA1— Chronology (@Chronology22) January 23, 2023
Ivan - you cheer for the shooting of innocent Eastern Orthodox Christians in Ukraine.
Why? you are pro-Muslim?
You then call it "staged Biden propaganda"
Why do you support Muslim jihadis like Kadyrov over Eastern Orthodox Christian Ukrainians?
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