US sends Patriot missiles to Romania in new NATO strategy

Source: New Europe

Some 100 American forces received “shock” orders to move a Patriot missile defense system from Germany to Romania by rail for a joint exercise to be carried out in early November with 100 Romanian soldiers, Major General Timothy McGuire, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe, told Reuters.

Short-notice military exercises and forthcoming deployments will help NATO fill gaps in its air and missile defenses as it revamps its approach to deter Russia in eastern Europe.

“We do not want a war, but the best way to maintain the peace is through strength and by being ready,” he said. He said the U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark Mille and leaders of 38 European armies agreed on that view during a meeting in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Wednesday.

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