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Poland: US military vehicles roll into Poland as 2,500-strong convoy pushes east02:21

Poland: US military vehicles roll into Poland as 2,500-strong convoy pushes east

Poland, Olszyna
January 12, 2017 at 14:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

A small section of a 2,500-strong US military convoy crossed over the German border into Poland during an official military handover in the town of Olszyna, Thursday, as part of the US mission 'Atlantic Resolve'.

The mass deployment of us military vehicles and soldiers to Poland, one of the biggest US operations in Europe since the end of Cold War, was actioned by the outgoing Obama administration in an alleged effort to deter perceived Russian aggression.

Colonel Christopher Norrie, commander of the US 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division, greeted his colleague Major General Jaroslaw Mika of the Polish 11th Armoured Cavalry Division, the convoy's German military escort handed over the reigns to their Polish counterparts.

The convoy will now head to Zagan, where both US and Polish divisions will be stationed.

The deployment, pushed through as US President-elect Donald Trump heads to the White House later this month, was intended to act as a reassurance to the US’ NATO partners about Washington's commitment against a supposed Russian threat to former Soviet Bloc countries.

The vehicles, including Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles from the Army Service Component Command of the US Army, will be reportedly be used for activities in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Poland: US military vehicles roll into Poland as 2,500-strong convoy pushes east02:21
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A small section of a 2,500-strong US military convoy crossed over the German border into Poland during an official military handover in the town of Olszyna, Thursday, as part of the US mission 'Atlantic Resolve'.

The mass deployment of us military vehicles and soldiers to Poland, one of the biggest US operations in Europe since the end of Cold War, was actioned by the outgoing Obama administration in an alleged effort to deter perceived Russian aggression.

Colonel Christopher Norrie, commander of the US 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division, greeted his colleague Major General Jaroslaw Mika of the Polish 11th Armoured Cavalry Division, the convoy's German military escort handed over the reigns to their Polish counterparts.

The convoy will now head to Zagan, where both US and Polish divisions will be stationed.

The deployment, pushed through as US President-elect Donald Trump heads to the White House later this month, was intended to act as a reassurance to the US’ NATO partners about Washington's commitment against a supposed Russian threat to former Soviet Bloc countries.

The vehicles, including Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles from the Army Service Component Command of the US Army, will be reportedly be used for activities in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

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