Defense News: US Army to Permanently Station Three Armored Brigades in Europe

ArmyChopperThe U.S. Army will deploy three armored brigade combat teams to Europe on nine-month deployments to train with Eastern European allies and address Russian activity along NATO’s eastern border, Defense News said Wednesday.

Andrew Tilghman writes that the combat teams will add to the two brigades already stationed permanently in Europe as part of the Pentagon’s European Reassurance Initiative.

Gen. Philip Breedlove, U.S. European Command commander, said that the move aims to build up the Army’s rotational presence and add to its current arsenal in Europe, according to the report.

Defense News said that the Army plans to add more armored, airborne and Stryker brigade teams by the end of 2017.

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