United States President Joe Biden, has warned that NATO is ready to counter any threat posed by Russia on land, sea, or in the air. He also declared a considerable reinforcement of the US troop posture in Europe.
He made this statement as he kicked off a two-day NATO meeting in Madrid, Spain.
Speaking with the NATO secretary general, Biden cited recent troop rotations, equipment supplies, and military construction projects as examples of how crucial security is while Russia’s conflict in Ukraine rages on.
“The United States and our allies are stepping up and proving that NATO is needed now more than ever, and is as important as it ever has been,” Biden said.
According to Biden, the US would establish a permanent headquarters for the Fifth Army Corps in Poland, maintain a second rotational brigade of 3,000 soldiers in Romania, strengthen rotational deployments to the Baltic states, dispatch two more squadrons of F-35 fighter jets to the United Kingdom, and station more air defense and other capabilities in Germany and Italy.
“Together with our allies, we are going to make sure that NATO is ready to meet threats from all directions across every domain, land, air, and sea,” Biden said.