Contents tagged with NATO troops

  • US military equipment arrives in Germany for deployment to Eastern Europe

    On Friday, January 6, the US 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division in Eastern Europe began unloading military equipment in the German city of Bremerhaven as part of the unit’s new deployment, Deutsche Welle reported.

    In Bremerhaven, this military hardware will be loaded onto railway cars and then sent to its destination in Poland. According to the Bundeswehr, 900 railcars with a total length of 14 kilometers will be required to transport the equipment.

    On January 4, the …

  • Russian Army to Add Four New Divisions

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced a significant expansion of staff of their ground forces "in response to the increasing intensity of the NATO countries’ training." There are currently no Russian ground troops in Crimea.

    The Russian Federation ground forces will be strengthened by combining existing sections of the Army into four new divisions, said the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday, January 22nd. "In 2016, three divisions will be formed in the Western territory and one in the …

  • Estonia Seeks Long-Term Deployment of NATO Troops

    The Estonian government supports the long-term presence of NATO troops in the Baltic States. Tallinn plans to invest in the construction of barracks and academic buildings for the alliance's troops.

    The Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, expressed hope that during the NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016 a decision as to the permanent presence of Alliance troops in "Estonia and neighboring countries" will be made. An interview with the Estonian Prime Minister was published on Monday, January 12th, …