At a moment Ukraine says that Russian forces are starting to withdraw from the key port city of Kherson, and as Ukrainian cities suffer under increased aerial attacks, the US Army is flexing its muscle with elite training exercises just a few miles from Ukraine’s border.
Near the Ukraine-Romania border, an elite airborne division is “practicing for war” – as a CBS film crew detailed days ago – and is ready to be called up at a moment’s notice:
The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division has been deployed to Europe for the first time in almost 80 years amid soaring tension between Russia and the American-led NATO military alliance. The light infantry unit, nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles,” is trained to deploy on any battlefield in the world within hours, ready to fight.
CBS gets an exclusive sneak peak: “The US Army’s 101st Airborne is practicing for war with Russia just miles from Ukraine’s border”
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The training is described as happening just three miles away from Romania’s border with Ukraine.
The timing is also hugely significant, coming at a moment the Kremlin has already for months accused Washington of using the Ukraine crisis to wage a proxy war against Russian forces.
“We’re ready to defend every inch of NATO soil,” Brigadier General John Lubas told CBS News. “We bring a unique capability, from our air assault capability… We’re a light infantry force, but again, we bring that mobility with us for our aircraft and air assaults,” he said. – READ MORE