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Biden announces expansion of U.S. military presence in Europe

The United State’s President, Joe Biden has said the military presence in Europe is set for a long-term expansion. Biden spoke alongside all...


The United State’s President, Joe Biden has said the military presence in Europe is set for a long-term expansion.


Biden spoke alongside alliance NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a summit of NATO leaders in Madrid


He said, “We’re going to make sure that NATO is ready to meet threats from all directions across every domain, land, air and the sea,’’ Biden said.


Biden noted plans for increased U.S troop deployment in the Baltics and the deployment of two squadrons of U.S. F35 fighters in Britain as well as additional air defences in Italy and Germany.


He also announced the establishment of a permanent headquarters for the U.S. Fifth Army corps in Poland.


The announcement followed a U.S. decision to up the number of U.S. destroyers based in Rota, Spain from four to six.

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