Obama Restates US Support for European Defense & Security Efforts at NATO Summit

military in trainingPresident Barack Obama has said the U.S. will maintain its support of defense and security initiatives in Europe as well as transatlantic relationship and common efforts with allies amid threats facing NATO member countries, DoD News reported Saturday.

Obama told a group of reporters at the NATO summit in Warsaw that the U.S. will deploy a battalion of soldiers in Poland as the area’s lead nation to support NATO’s defense and deterrence posture, Cheryl Pellerin reported.

He added U.K. will lead in Estonia, Germany in Lithuania and Canada in Latvia — a strategy that will add 4,000 NATO troops in the region on a rotational basis, Pellerin quoted.

Obama further said the additional U.S. armored brigade will be stationed through Europe with 4,000 more U.S. troops, DoD News stated.

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