Sunday, July 14, 2024

CCTV : US troops to deploy in effort to ease European concerns

It was moving day at Fort Carson, Colorado, as The U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team prepared to ship out.

CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports the story.

“We have everything from tanks, Bradleys, mortar carriers, artillery pieces, engineer vehicles,” said Col. John Gilliam, of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

There are 3,000 pieces of equipment. “This equipment is sort of our lifeblood,” said Col. John Gilliam.

“Lot of good stuff moving out here,” said Capt. Kenneth Kloeppel, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

The 4,000 soldiers deploying will rely on the thousands of pieces of equipment during their upcoming nine-month deployment in Europe.

“We’ll be there to assure our allies and partners primarily,” said Col. John Gilliam.

It could also be called reassurance and deterrence.

These vehicles, this equipment, will ultimately end up in nine Central and Eastern European countries, some of them right on the doorstep of Russia.

“This is about increasing concerns about Russia. We want to deter Russia from making any further advances and to reassure our allies,” said Schuyler Foerster from Colorado College.

President Barack Obama announced Operation Atlantic Resolve in Poland in 2014, soon after Russia intervened in Ukraine. As part of this multi-billion dollar effort, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will join European soldiers in training exercises that experts say are meant to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a clear message that he should think twice about invading one of its neighbors.

Read more at CCTV

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

Israel debuts new Roem artillery system

Israel has unveiled its latest artillery system, the Roem. The state-of-the-art system, developed by Elbit Systems, saw its first operational firing in June and...