NATO Rotational Forces in Europe ‘Intended to Create Effect of Permanence’

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
24.02.2016

The rotational deployment of US and NATO forces in eastern Europe is intended to produce the appearance of a permanent ground force to deter Russia, US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the press on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The rotational deployment of US and NATO forces in eastern Europe is intended to produce the appearance of a permanent ground force to deter Russia, US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the press on Wednesday.

“What we want to do is rotate armored brigades into Europe on a routine basis, heel to toe, to increase ground capabilities,” Milley stated.

Asked if the troop rotations would be so close that they would be virtually permanent, Milley stated, “That is the idea.”

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