US Plans To Deploy Armored Brigade To Europe Pre-Date Ukraine Hostilities – 31 December 2014

RT logoBy the end of next year, Washington plans to station about 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe, according to a US military commander, who said the decision was made before the Ukrainian crisis strained Russia-US relations.

Although no official announcement has been made as to where the armored tanks and vehicles will be stationed, possible locations include Poland, Romania or the Baltic States, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges, commander of the US Army in Europe, told Reuters.

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Hodges confirmed that around 150 pieces of assorted US military armor would be permanently stationed in Europe.
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