March 22, 2023

US Troops Readied for Ukraine

Up to 8,500 US troops are on heightened alert for possible NATO deployment in response to a Russian move on Ukraine. The action is short of deployment but assures a rapid response if the need to deploy occurs.

Russia Tests US in Arctic, Eastern Europe

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Russia is increasing its military presence in the Arctic region and testing new weapons there as well, as upping its saber rattling in Eastern Europe.┬áIn the past two weeks, Moscow has moved to test the Biden administration and its allies. US Air Force GEN Glen VanHerck says it’s an attempt by Russia “to reassert on a global stage their influence and their capabilities.”