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US reinforces eastern NATO flank

8th March 2022 - 13:15 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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The Pentagon is sending additional KC-135 aircraft to Europe. (Photo: USAF)

Approximately 500 military personnel will be sent from the US to locations in Europe to bolster the deterrence and defence capabilities of NATO. More KC-135 refuelling aircraft will also be deployed in the region.

In order to bolster the deterrence and defence capabilities of the NATO alliance on its eastern flank, the DoD will reinforce the US presence in Europe by deploying more troops and equipment.

On 7 March, the DoD announced that approximately 500 military personnel will be sent from the US to locations in Europe and more KC-135 refuelling aircraft will be deployed in the region.

With these additional forces, the US will have 100,000 military personnel either permanently stationed in Europe or deployed.

The US will deploy an Air Support Operations Center to Poland and Romania. In Germany, an ordnance company and

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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