Keep calm: U.S. carries on with troop deployment in Europe

14:20 Nov. 11, 2016

U.S. carries on with troop deployment in Europe

U.S. Generals in Heidelberg, Germany

Despite the Trump's victory, the U.S. combat brigade will be deployed nevertheless

The United States will not drop its plans to deploy its additional forces in Easter Europe, despite any possible policy shifts by new Trump presidential administration, the AFP agency reports on Friday. 

According to the statement made by the Pentagon, the U.S. defence department sticks to the plan of reinforcing the NATO eastern flank approved at the Alliance Warsaw summit in July. As part of this joint defensive policy, the United States was set to deploy an additional combat brigade in Poland, increasing their numbers of the continent to three. 

A new U.S. combat unit is meant to be deployed as early as in February but amid the NATO-sceptic Donald Trump's victory in the race for the White House, the European allies are worried. 

"We are executing plans as they were constructed with our NATO allies," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.

The new U.S. brigade in Poland will begin its service with an exercise before sending companies to Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic States.
Read also NATO promises to defend all allies despite Trump victory
The Republican candidate Donald Trump who turned out victorious after a bitter campaign against her Democrat rival Hillary Clinton has been noted saying he would revise U.S. alliances in the world, including NATO, and even  might deny defending the Baltic states from a possible Russian aggression. 

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