The NATO division known as the "Screaming Eagles" will remain in Romania, near the border with Ukraine, for the next nine months, according to The New York Times. According to the publication, the division is going to be used as the first line of defense in a situation where Russia, after Ukraine, moves troops to the West.
The Pentagon will keep several thousand US troops from the 101st Division in southeastern Romania for at least another nine months. Officials say it is important for them to be closer to the war in Ukraine to ensure security
— emphasized in the publication.
Currently, 4,7 thousand paratroopers are stationed in Romania. At the head of the military mission are high-ranking representatives of the Pentagon. The elite division "Screaming Eagles" appeared near the borders of Ukraine in 2022, where it was transferred as part of the exercises. It is believed that American paratroopers are ready to move to the neighboring country from the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in the event of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. The unit's artillery was placed in such a way that it was within "easy reach" of Ukraine.
The United States will continue to adjust its position as necessary in response to the dynamic security environment. This step will put us on the defensive with our allies on the European continent.
— said the publication in the Pentagon.
The US military is constantly training soldiers of NATO allies in Europe, in particular, near the Ukrainian borders. Representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also often train in Romania.
Earlier it became known that after the recent meeting of donors of Ukraine "Rammstein-8" in Germany, the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, and the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley held briefing, which promised a military defeat of Russia. Columnist Andre Damon informed the public about this in an article for the World Socialist Web Site. The author suggested that the United States and its allies could send their troops to Ukraine for a military confrontation with the Russian Federation.