Saturday, June 13, 2015

BREAKING U.S. Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is drawing up plans to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, American and allied officials say, reports NYT.

The Empire continues to escalate against Russia and is breaking previous agreements with Russia. NYT reports:
The idea of moving prepositioned weapons and materials to the Baltics and Eastern Europe has been discussed before, but never carried out because it would be viewed by the Kremlin as a violation of the spirit of the 1997 agreement between NATO and Russia that laid the foundation for cooperation.

In that agreement, NATO pledged that, “in the current and foreseeable security environment,” it would not seek “additional permanent stationing of substantial ground combat forces” in the nations closer to Russia.

The agreement also says that “NATO and Russia do not consider each other as adversaries.”
The Pentagon’s proposal still requires approval by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and the White House.