Fact Sheet: Posture Updates in Support of Allies in Europe [March 28, 2022]   [open pdf - 216KB]

From the Document: "As part of our commitment to upholding the principles of the rules-based international order and to the security of our NATO Allies, the United States maintains significant combat-capable forces in Europe. These forward-deployed forces help to deter aggression and if deterrence fails, stand shoulder to shoulder with our Allies to maintain security and stability in Europe. Secretary Austin has ordered additional temporary forces to Europe. These new deployments will build on the earlier force posture movements to and within Europe, as well as the decision to heighten the state of readiness of U.S. response forces. No U.S. forces deployed in Europe are going to fight in Ukraine. These are also not permanent moves. They respond to current conditions and enable the Alliance to more effectively deter against a wide range of threats. We will adjust our posture as those conditions evolve, and we will continue to consult closely with NATO Allies to ensure an appropriate collective posture of deterrence and defense. We welcome the announcements by other Allies of their willingness to deploy additional contributions to enhance NATO's posture and readiness."

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