The Associated Press reports:
The Pentagon is sending another 3,000 combat troops to Poland to join 1,700 who already are assembling there in a demonstration of American commitment to NATO allies worried at the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine, a senior defense official said Friday.
The additional soldiers will depart their post at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, over the next couple days and should be in Poland by early next week, according to the defense official, who provided the information under ground rules set by the Pentagon.
They are the remaining elements of an infantry brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. Their mission will be to train and provide deterrence but not to engage in combat in Ukraine.
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BREAKING: President Joe Biden orders 3,000 more soldiers to Poland amid urgent U.S. warnings of possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Pentagon says. https://t.co/nRiE7K3fhv
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 11, 2022