The Pentagon continues to discuss “military needs and desires” with NATO allies, eliminating additional U.S. military overseas expansion in response to growing tensions on Russia’s military presence at the Ukrainian border. It states that it has not.
“Another thing I would like to say is that, from a readiness standpoint, I’m not going to rule out the possibility that additional units will be given such instructions, either domestically or internationally,” said Pentagon spokesman John.・ Kirby said.
Moscow has denied planning an invasion of Ukraine, but in recent weeks it has gathered an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine and is conducting military exercises in multiple parts of Russia. As such, the United States and its NATO allies are in a hurry to prepare for a possible war.
According to Kirby, the Pentagon has not ordered the increased vigilance of 8,500 US troops to deploy. However, when a deployment occurs, the army comes from different services and has different functions.
“Logistics, maintenance, medical, aviation, certainly brigade combat teams,” he said.
“These are the credible forces of combat. That’s the idea, and that’s all about NATO Response Force.”