An U.S. armoured brigade will arrive next week in Poland following Russian presence in Ukraine 10601173

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An U.S. armoured brigade will arrive next week in Poland following Russian presence in Ukraine.
According the Radio Poland website, an U.S. armoured brigade will arrive in Poland on January 12, 2017, said the Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz. At a Warsaw summit in July, NATO states decided to deploy four rotating multinational battalions of about 1,000 soldiers each to the military alliance’s eastern borders.
     
According the Radio Poland website, an U.S. armoured brigade will arrive in Poland on January 12, 2017, said the Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz. At a Warsaw summit in July, NATO states decided to deploy four rotating multinational battalions of about 1,000 soldiers each to the military alliance’s eastern borders. U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks are lined up and prepared to load onto a train at Coleman Worksite, Germany on their way to Drowsko Pomorskie, Poland , April 25, 2016 (Source US army)
     
In December 2016, the U.S. army has announced the deployment of an an Armored Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Carson, Colorado, to Zagan in western Poland in early January and will send an additional U.S. battalion to Orzysz in northeast Poland at the start of April.

The troops will arrive in the port city of Bremerhaven, Germany, on Jan. 6 after which they will deploy to Poland, the Baltic states–Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania–and Romania, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commander of U.S. Army Europe, in Poland. The commander added that their transfer will test “how fast the force can move from port to field.”

NATO member states inked a separate deal to send four multinational battalions on a rotational basis in 2017 to Poland and the Baltic states, which have been rattled by Russian aggression in Europe following Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and the resulting conflict in Ukraine.

According to statements by the US Army Europe, around 2,000 tanks and combat vehicles will be deployed to Eastern Europe. The additional combat equipment will give the U.S. Army the option for another heavy armored brigade. Presently, it has only two light brigades in Europe: 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.
 

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