For the first time since Second World War US army deploys ‘Screaming Eagles’ 101st Airborne Division miles away from Ukraine
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For the first time since Second World War US army deploys ‘Screaming Eagles’ 101st Airborne Division miles away from Ukraine

For the first time since World War II, the US deployed 4,700 troops of the 101st Airborne Division to Europe: they are located in Romania, near the border with Ukraine. General Lubas: “Ready to defend every inch of NATO territory”.

The tension between Russia and the West remains high. To confirm this, 4,700 US troops from the 101st airborne division were deployed on the border with Ukraine: it is the first time since World War II that such a situation has occurred, as the TV station CBS is known.

The division’s 4,700 soldiers, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are located in Romania, just three miles from the Ukrainian border. It is a light infantry unit, nicknamed “Screaming Eagles”, trained to be deployed on any battlefield in the world in a matter of hours.

“We are ready to defend every inch of NATO territory. We carry a unique capability. We are a light infantry force but we bring mobility with us, with our planes and air assaults,” said the division’s deputy commander, General John Lubas.

Colonel Edwin Matthaidess, commander of the division’s Second Combat Brigade, stressed that his troops are the closest American forces to fighting in Ukraine. “We are closely following the Russian forces,” he added. American forces have established a garrison at the Romanian Army Air Base.

The commanders of “Screaming Eagles” have repeatedly told CBS News that they are always “ready to fight” and while they are there to defend NATO territory, if the fighting escalates or there is an attack on the Alliance, “they are completely get ready to cross the border into Ukraine “.

The news comes a few hours after the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov that “the flow of NATO arms to Ukraine and military aid to Kiev” bring the Atlantic Alliance closer to the dangerous line of direct military confrontation with us. “. And also the European training mission for 15 thousand Ukrainian soldiers and the supply of weapons to the forces in Kiev “qualitatively increases the involvement of the European Union, making it, of course, part of the conflict”.