For the first time in 80 years, the United States deployed the Screaming Eagles division, consisting of 4,700 troops, to Europe to participate in the exercises. It is reported by CBS News.
According to the division commander, in the event of an escalation of the conflict or an attack on NATO, it will be ready to enter Ukrainian territory.
For me, the real meaning of the presence of American troops here is as if you had allies in Normandy before the enemy appeared there, ”
Romanian Major General Lulian Berdila told CBS News, referring to the landmark World War II battle on the north coast of France.
The White House has repeatedly assured that the US military will not take part in the military conflict in Ukraine.
In mid-August, the American representation in NATO announced that the military personnel of the elite 101st Airborne Division of the US Army would be deployed to Europe to strengthen the defense of the eastern flank of the alliance.
The US Army’s 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” took part in World War II operations in the Western European theater of operations. Participated in the Normandy landings, Operation Market Garden. In 1965, the brigade of the 101st division participated in the Vietnam War, in 2003 it took part in the invasion of Iraq.