Became known the composition of the US troops deployed in Europe


Joseph Biden said the day before that, if necessary, the United States would send additional military contingents from 1 to 5 thousand soldiers to Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries, with the possibility of increasing this number to 50 thousand. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby disclosed data on the upcoming transfer of American troops.


During the briefing, a spokesman for the military department noted that on Monday, January 24, elite units of the US airborne troops in the amount of 8,5 thousand people received an order to be ready for the transfer. Parts of the 82nd Airborne Division, the 18th Airborne Corps, the 101st Airborne Division, and the 4th Infantry Division could be sent to Europe, Kirby said. The Pentagon does not plan to publish the full composition of the troops sent to Europe.

According to sources, the purpose of the American military mission is to assist the eastern wing of the North Atlantic Alliance in the face of a possible Russian "aggression" against Ukraine.

Meanwhile, it became known about the amounts that the United States is spending to confront the Russian Federation as part of the European Deterrence Initiative program. So, already this year, the Americans spent $3,7 billion on these dubious purposes, last year - $4,4 billion. Spending in recent years peaked in 2019, when Washington allocated $6,5 billion in taxpayers to contain the “Russian threat.”
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  1. zzdimk Online zzdimk
    zzdimk 28 January 2022 16: 01
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    The funny thing is that they do it absolutely free of charge, they only cost material and paint in order to print a wagon of dollars.
  2. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
    Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 28 January 2022 16: 10
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    Quote: zzdimk
    The funny thing is that they do it absolutely free of charge, they only cost material and paint in order to print a wagon of dollars.

    As time has shown, printing money is still an exhaustible resource)
    Under the money there must be goods, resources, markets. Everything has already been exhausted, and even vice versa, the resource for what was printed is being reduced, and the mass of paper is growing.

    The Fed's lever in the form of a discount rate has stopped working, in order to reduce inflation, which is very large, it is necessary to sharply increase the discount rate, but then it will be necessary to print a lot of money to secure the public debt. The Fed does not know what to do with this lever, the system has ceased to be manageable.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 January 2022 16: 52
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      The Fed lever stopped working in the form of a discount rate to lower inflation, which is very big

      The Fed's discount rate is currently near zero 0,0 - 0,25%. Inflation 4,5 - 5,0%
      The discount rate of the Central Bank of Russia is currently 8,5%. Inflation 8,1%.
      I'm not going to comment or explain.

      For reference. The Fed is going to increase the discount rate in 2022 to 1% (but this will still be adjusted) to bring inflation down to 2,5%
      In addition, the Fed is going to launch a "quantitative tightening" program and withdraw 2 trillion "printed" dollars from the market. This will lead to the strengthening of the dollar and, accordingly, the weakening of other currencies.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 28 January 2022 17: 35
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        The Fed's discount rate is currently near zero 0,0 - 0,25%. Inflation 4,5 - 5,0%

        Already 7% and it seems this is not the limit hi
        https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=G20_PRICES

        For reference. The Fed is going to increase the discount rate in 2022 to 1% (but this will still be adjusted) to bring inflation down to 2,5%

        We met again on Wednesday. So far, everything is as before, the rate has not been changed, everyone is going (now it seems like in March), since 2018 they are going to ....

        The Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates on Wednesday, but said such a move "will soon become appropriate."
        The bank is forced to curb inflation as US prices rise at the fastest rate in nearly 40 years.
        Analysts expect a rate hike in March, the first since 2018.

        On some expectations on the exchanges, capitalization goes into a whistle.

        three consecutive weeks of decline

        https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60148208
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 January 2022 17: 57
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          What's the link? For 2015 and what does it show?
          Fed discount rate 0,25%.

          the Committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent

          https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20220126a.htm
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 28 January 2022 18: 44
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            What's the link? For 2015 and what does it show?
            Fed discount rate 0,25%

            Inflation by G-20 countries. (2015 is taken as the base, they compare it with it, they used to compare it with 2010). Inflation data for December 2021 is the column on the far right.
            The discount rate is still the same, they did not dare to change it, maybe they will risk it in the 2nd quarter.
            Thanks for the link hi phrase

            The committee aims to achieve maximum employment and inflation of 2 percent over the long term.

            just beautiful good Someday we want 2%, but for now, 7% is also growing smile

            The Fed is again buying up securities that he himself issued at 30 billion a month. laughing Looks like these wrappers are not in demand winked drinks
      2. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
        Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 28 January 2022 17: 50
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        Quote: Bakht
        The Fed lever stopped working in the form of a discount rate to lower inflation, which is very big

        The Fed's discount rate is currently near zero 0,0 - 0,25%. Inflation 4,5 - 5,0%
        The discount rate of the Central Bank of Russia is currently 8,5%. Inflation 8,1%.
        I'm not going to comment or explain.

        For reference. The Fed is going to increase the discount rate in 2022 to 1% (but this will still be adjusted) to bring inflation down to 2,5%
        In addition, the Fed is going to launch a "quantitative tightening" program and withdraw 2 trillion "printed" dollars from the market. This will lead to the strengthening of the dollar and, accordingly, the weakening of other currencies.

        Well, yes, they have this lever, so they pull it for it. As you gave the ratio of the Central Bank discount rate and the inflation rate, they are comparable.

        In the US, there seems to be a big difference, they are going to raise the discount rate a little four times, if this does not change the situation much to one percent.

        Even one percent of their astronomical debts on government bonds, servicing the public debt will result in significant amounts, probably somewhere around 15% of the inflated GDP (did not count).

        And if they are going to do a buyback, then for this you also need to think about where to sterilize these debts, ideally, throw them off so that someone buys them.
        Whoever is out there is ready to buy government bonds, the Balts, Poles, Ukraine, but they don’t have money.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 January 2022 18: 03
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          "Printed" dollars will be blown away from stock quotes, I think. My shares are already up 30%. Waiting. But more importantly, dividends have fallen and are not going to grow. This is bad for me personally.
        2. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 January 2022 18: 11
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          The essence of the comparison was that according to the laws of the monetarists (the idol of the liberal economy), an increase in the discount rate should reduce inflation and, accordingly, a decrease in the rate increases inflation.
          In the US, the rate is close to zero. Inflation at 4% is not so scary. But why in Russia, at a rate of 8,5%, inflation is twice as high as in the United States? That's why I wrote that I can't explain it.
          The US debt is about 30 trillion. At 1%, maintenance will make, as it is easy to calculate, 300 billion. This is a lot. But when the rate rises, the yield of securities also increases. American debt obligations are not very profitable in terms of yield. But they are reliable. As in life. The higher the interest on deposits in the bank, the less reliable the bank. If the yield on US debt rises, there will be those willing to buy.

          laughing Maybe the dividends on my shares will grow. laughing
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          2. boriz Offline boriz
            boriz (boriz) 29 January 2022 02: 02
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            If the yield on US debt rises, there will be those willing to buy.

            If US Treasury yields rise, then neither the Fed nor ordinary recipients of consumer loans (already received) will be able to service their debts. The debt load of the population is large, and real incomes are at the level of 1957. Massive bankruptcy of households will begin. The result is chaos, civil war.
            But you can't raise the rate either. There will be crazy inflation and empty store shelves. The Fed has finally decided that a terrible end is better than horror without end.
            1. Bakht Offline Bakht
              Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 29 January 2022 08: 43
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              Chaos will be in any case. Basically, it's already started. We see that at a zero rate, inflation is growing. The imposition of sanctions contradicts the very idea of ​​capitalism. This is a limitation of the markets. The dumping of treasuries by countries will lead to the fact that inflation will be in the United States. Previously, they dumped inflation around the world. Therefore, the States need to increase the yield of their securities. Previously, they were bought because of their high reliability. Now their credibility has been eroded. Russian debt, on the contrary, was bought because of the high yield. Now they are thrown off because of too much risk.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 January 2022 16: 28
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    The complete occupation by the Americans of the EU countries. They feed someone else's army in the euro-collective farm.
  4. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 28 January 2022 17: 35
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    Amers have big difficulties with their heads - logic 0! From their own statements:

    We will not fight for Durcain!
    Innumerable Russian hordes stand on the border with Durina!

    and right there:
    We send whole from 1 to 8 thousand soldiers three hobbits as support for the alliance forces (durkaov, judging by the statements)
    1. Bystander Offline Bystander
      Bystander (Innocent) 28 January 2022 21: 35
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      Sprinkle poison like that.
      Which, however, proves that the very fact of sending these troops is already annoying you.
      1. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
        Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 29 January 2022 09: 30
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        Can you offer a handkerchief, tremble?
    2. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 29 January 2022 02: 06
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      It's just escalating tension. Then Biden will say that by draining Ukraine (and not only) he prevented a world war.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 29 January 2022 08: 07
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        Strange statement of the question - Putin, who pulled up a hundred thousandth group of troops to the borders of Ukraine, does not escalate tension, and Biden, who ordered the transfer of 8,5 thousand American troops to Eastern Europe, escalates. lol Logic is clearly not your thing. Tell us more that Ukraine, along with Israel, is waiting for the fate of Afghanistan! laughing You cheered me up yesterday. yes
        1. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
          Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 29 January 2022 09: 31
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          You have problems with logic! Look at the cards! Where is the USA and where is Russia!
      2. viktortarianik Offline viktortarianik
        viktortarianik (Victor) 30 January 2022 11: 41
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        At one time, the West surrendered Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland to Hitler, by and large - if only there was no war. So this tactic is not new.