U.S. to Strengthen Force Posture in Europe
One noteworthy announcement to come out of last week's NATO summit in Madrid was that the U.S. will significantly boost its force posture in Europe. The U.S. for the first time will establish a permanent command structure in Poland, along NATO's eastern flank. The U.S. will also increase rotations of troops through other eastern European countries and is moving additional materiel to and within Europe.
"Fact Sheet - U.S. Defense Contributions to Europe" - U.S. Department of Defense
"U.S. to Boost Military Presence in Europe For Russia Threat" - Military Times
"Biden said Putin thought NATO members would splinter after he invaded Ukraine, but got the opposite response instead. 'Putin was looking for the Finland-ization of Europe,' Biden said. 'You’re gonna get the NATO-ization of Europe. And that’s exactly what he didn’t want, but exactly what needs to be done to guarantee security for Europe.'"
"Thousands More Soldiers Will Be Posted to Europe and Rotating Through" - Army Times
The Army "will establish a permanent garrison in Poland, add more permanently stationed troops in Germany and Italy, commit an enduring rotating brigade combat team to Romania and aim to increase rotating troop levels in the Baltic countries and Poland."