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The United States will transfer 20 thousand soldiers to Europe for the first time in 25 years

The United States will temporarily transfer 20,000 troops to Europe to participate in the Defender of Europe 2020 exercise, which will take place next spring.

According to Brigadier General of the USA Sean Barnaby, they will deliver 20 thousand soldiers to the EU, after which they will be distributed among European countries to participate in the exercises.

“This is the largest deployment of the US military in Europe over the past 25 years,” he added.

It is noted that in addition to participating in the Defender of Europe exercises, soldiers will be involved in smaller exercises. Among them are “Quick Response”, “Spirit of Alliance”, “Dynamic Front”, “Blade Impact”.

The redeployment of forces will be carried out in February-April 2020. After the completion of the exercises, the US military will be returned to places of deployment in the United States.

In total, about 37 thousand military men from different countries will take part in the Defender of Europe 2020 exercises.

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