Stoltenberg: The number of American troops in Europe reached a record level

Stoltenberg: The number of American troops in Europe reached a record level

The number of American troops in Europe has reached a record level since the beginning of the century. This was stated by Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.


Speaking at a joint meeting of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Defense and Security on Tuesday, NATO Secretary General said that in a few weeks, the largest Defender 2020 exercises will start on European territory, for participation in which more than 20 thousand US troops will arrive from the United States. Given the units of the US Army deployed in Europe, the US military has reached record levels since the turn of the century.

Now there are more American troops in Europe than in many years since the beginning of the century. In a few weeks, the largest Defender 2020 exercises will begin, with 2020 troops coming to Europe from the United States to participate in them. After the Cold War, the United States reasonably reduced its military presence in Europe. And now in Europe, more than ever, American soldiers and weapons

he said, without mentioning the exact number of American troops in Europe.

Stoltenberg called on European parliamentarians to acknowledge that the EU needs the US and NATO to curb "Russian aggression," fight terrorism and "look for answers to China’s challenges."

Recall that the exercises "Defender 2020" are conducted by the United States and under US command, NATO plays a secondary role in them. The exercises will be held on the territory of 10 European countries, mainly near the Russian border and will become the largest in the last 25 years. Earlier, about 37 thousand military from 17 countries were announced to participate in the exercises.

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  1. Same lech 22 January 2020 09: 06 New
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    Defender 2020 exercises are conducted by the US and under US command
    They will probably work out the capture scenario of Kaliningrad ..
    The most painful place in Europe ... Kaliningrad there as a sword of Damocles hangs over all of NATO.
    1. Evil543 22 January 2020 09: 08 New
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      Not that you they will work out a joint defense against Iran. hi
      1. Thrall 22 January 2020 09: 11 New
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        Quote: Evil543
        will work out a joint defense against Iran

        ... using the experience of the 1944 Ardennes operation smile
        1. Evil543 22 January 2020 09: 13 New
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          Photos of American sailors detained by Iran will be fresher. hi
          1. NordUral 22 January 2020 11: 31 New
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            In color and with a blush.
            1. Kasym 22 January 2020 20: 05 New
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              They have interesting teachings.
              Will begin in February, and end in ... August. Moreover, the transfer of one heavy division from the United States will take ... 2 months (with their fleet, then?). And on the way back as much. The teachings themselves will be short-lived. It is planned to develop a “breakthrough” through the Suvalki Corridor between Poland and Lithuania, 2 armored brigades and units of the allies.
              20 thousand from the USA, 9 from the European contingent, 7 thousand from the US National Guard, 750 - reservists. Technique and people then return home.
              Moreover, the deployment of one light brigade "quick response" costs ... 7-15 days !!! ... in areas of potential confrontation. 30 thousand forces for ... 2 months !!!. laughing hi
      2. knn54 22 January 2020 09: 37 New
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        At the request of the "working people" of Eastern Europe.
        1. Major Yurik 22 January 2020 10: 26 New
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          Quote: knn54
          At the request of the "working people" of Eastern Europe.

          It’s time to change the name of the European Union to Eurocazar for the Yankees! yes
          1. venik 22 January 2020 19: 23 New
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            Quote: Major Yurik
            It’s time to change the name of the European Union to Eurocazar for the Yankees!

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            good Well, or at Europlatzdarm (for the same Yankees) !!!
      3. Invoce 22 January 2020 09: 39 New
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        Quote: Evil543
        Not that you they will work out a joint defense against Iran. hi

        what
        I agree! The scenario of the exercises implies a reflection of the offensive of the combined army of the Iranian IRGC, PLA and Bolivian formations led by Somali pirates in Poland and Britain .... Everything is very serious. Baltic sprats on Louboutins are also in danger ...
        1. Zoldat_A 22 January 2020 10: 48 New
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          Quote: Invoce
          The scenario of the exercises implies a reflection of the offensive of the combined army of the Iranian IRGC, PLA and Bolivian forces led by Somali pirates in Poland and Britain ....

          It would be funny if it were not so sad.

          Only when the conversation for the first time began about the deployment of an American missile defense system in Poland, the Yankees in all seriousness told everyone that this was not against Russia, this was to protect against Iran.

          I don’t know, maybe high school students in Texas believe that - the Internet is littered with videos about American knowledge of geography. We are tired of laughing at this.
      4. Grits 22 January 2020 09: 54 New
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        Quote: Evil543
        Not that you they will work out a joint defense against Iran. hi

        The Russian language says - "participate in the search for answers to the challenges of China." Although, I think it is much safer to engage in "search for answers" somewhere in Antarctica.
        1. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 10: 04 New
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          Quote: Gritsa
          Quote: Evil543
          Not that you they will work out a joint defense against Iran. hi

          The Russian language says - "participate in the search for answers to the challenges of China." Although, I think it is much safer to engage in "search for answers" somewhere in Antarctica.

          Stripes can drive a fool, but we also understand why they are building up troops. As in 1941, the Germans were building up troops on our border, and the excuse was, as it were, for the war in India with the Britons. Nothing new, it's time to clean the gun.
          1. Keyser soze 22 January 2020 10: 34 New
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            Nothing new, it's time to clean the gun.


            Straight right away ?! laughing

            As a European, I’ll go have a coffee with a bun and work, you start with guns ... tongue
            1. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 11: 02 New
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              Quote: Keyser Soze
              As a European, I’ll go have a coffee with a bun and work, you start with guns.

              All Europe dabbled in a coffee with a bun, and grandfather Adik came and the coffee was over.
            2. NordUral 22 January 2020 11: 34 New
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              I'm like a European
              Well said, sort of like a European.
            3. My doctor 22 January 2020 20: 18 New
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              Enjoy your meal.
              Then what have you forgotten here? Here, if you didn’t notice, people suffering for Russia and justice gathered. Decide for yourself why you are visiting the site. Show your superiority over preoccupied ones? I guessed?
    2. Siberian 66 22 January 2020 09: 10 New
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      It seems to me the opposite .. What really compare the capabilities of Kaliningrad and NATO. Moreover, locally they will not succeed in any way, even if they do not hope. Nuclear missiles will fly quickly. They understand this perfectly. The guys are just mastering the budget. Transfer, food, accommodation, etc. Normal money.
      1. Vasily Ponomarev 22 January 2020 09: 24 New
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        Quote: Siberian 66
        It seems to me the opposite .. What really compare the capabilities of Kaliningrad and NATO. Moreover, locally they will not succeed in any way, even if they do not hope. Nuclear missiles will fly quickly. They understand this perfectly. The guys are just mastering the budget. Transfer, food, accommodation, etc. Normal money.

        not, here ours really showed how to cut the budget, in 2018 they took as much as 300 thousand in the exercises, so let them envy our zakharchenko
      2. Invoce 22 January 2020 09: 44 New
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        Quote: Siberian 66
        It seems to me the opposite .. What really compare the capabilities of Kaliningrad and NATO. Moreover, locally they will not succeed in any way, even if they do not hope. Nuclear missiles will fly quickly. They understand this perfectly. Just guys master the budget. Transfer, food, accommodation, etc. Normal money.

        and also agree. I would like to add to master the NATO budget of the countries in which the exercises will be held ... The bill will be issued based on the results of the exercises. Plus, they will be persuaded to purchase Amer’s weapons and military equipment, as the exercises will show the insufficient equipment of the technology of the "partners" in NATO ... And they will also impose on them the obsolete weapons that were in use
    3. Hunter 2 22 January 2020 09: 11 New
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      So, it’s necessary to transfer to Kaliningrad a couple more Iskander divisions (with no one with an unknown range, after the incident with the launch of a missile at 647 Km). Tired of working out ....
      1. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 10: 13 New
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        Quote: Hunter 2
        So you need to transfer to Kaliningrad a couple more Iskander divisions

        It is time.
    4. g1washntwn 22 January 2020 09: 20 New
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      Undoubtedly. Again their blitzkriegs were combed under the shirts, sickly.
    5. Grits 22 January 2020 09: 51 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      Kaliningrad there as a sword of Damocles hangs over all of NATO.

      As well, and NATO over Kaliningrad.
    6. Air force 22 January 2020 09: 55 New
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      They have a small intestine, capture Kaliningrad, this is the beginning of the 3rd World War. Just Europe at this time interval is a training ground for Amer soldiers and generals and a cash cow for the US military-industrial complex. The Europeans are dope all preparing to fight with Russia, and they themselves are not only occupied by US bases, but also by Islamists from around the world. Their generals still amuse themselves with dreams of going to the Eastern Front and gaining money when Russia is being divided, but they don’t see that the Middle East has almost completed its trip to them, another 20 years and among Europeans people with a European appearance will be rare, and all their transgender people, same-sex couples, childless feminists and many others at best, they will live in the ghetto. Uncle Sam probably has plans to change the national composition of Europe, and only then make it a battleground with Russia, because it’s useless to fight with today's Europeans, since they’re not very ridiculous, tolerant sissies, now they’re in the classroom as extras and versatile bring it, give it, go on ..... don’t interfere, "and when Europe is ready, then the" Europeans "will go for jihad. Well, only then they won't break off much, except in the wort.
      1. classik46 22 January 2020 15: 51 New
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        I agree, completely and completely. The Europeans are the quintessence of all that can be called tolerance. They impose sanctions against Russia, and then demand that we pull gas pipes to them for our money. Recently, Finland, which also supports sanctions, asked to extend the high-speed train a branch from Moscow, and of course for our money. The behavior is not that boorish, but purely bad. NATO is more like an imitation of violent actions, that it exists, that it does not exist. When mentioning ground operations, European Tolerasts already have a panic with foam at the mouth. Who needs it, besides the Americans there!? Yes, and apparently they are going to send either Ukrainians with Georgians or Muslim terrorists instead of their murderers to the war.
    7. carstorm 11 22 January 2020 10: 22 New
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      in Europe, logistics on BV is extremely well developed. There is an air bridge Europe-Middle East, provided with hundreds of military transport aircraft of the USA, England and France. the technique is not repainted but remains in a desolate color. FIG knows what they play there. Why do the concentration in the Persian Gulf do 70000 people? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNmqOVIhuM. and this is all happening January. https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = zhp5uIw9NyU. some strange concentration of aviation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF9d4Ds6AqI
      we don’t know something)
    8. 4ekist 22 January 2020 13: 29 New
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      Anyway, it will not be enough, not enough.
    9. Madness 22 January 2020 16: 26 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      The most painful place in Europe ... Kaliningrad there as a sword of Damocles hangs over all of NATO.

      And also Crimea, with its catacombs and other bunkers, since the days of the USSR .. And now the railway bridge has opened there at all, whatever you want can be done ..
  2. Evil543 22 January 2020 09: 07 New
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    Quiet occupation of an old European woman, afraid soldier
    1. g1washntwn 22 January 2020 09: 15 New
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      Europe itself is a novice and radicals, so even if the “exceptional democrats” explode some kind of nuclear charge in the center of Europe to blame Iran, everyone, including the brain, will believe and run half-bent to work out American aid as part of the NATO gang.
    2. bessmertniy 22 January 2020 09: 18 New
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      Not in occupation. Trump said that other countries themselves will pay for the placement of Americans with them. That is, this is a simple commercial calculation. what Those who do not develop their armies must pay for the services of a foreign army. repeat
      1. Evil543 22 January 2020 09: 20 New
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        Contribution is the payment of losers to the winner. hi
      2. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 10: 17 New
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        Quote: bessmertniy
        That is, this is a simple commercial calculation. Those who do not develop their armies must pay for the services of a foreign army.

        PMC uncle Sam came to Europe, get your wallet old pepper shaker.
  3. rocket757 22 January 2020 09: 07 New
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    Stoltenberg: The number of American troops in Europe reached a record level

    Did he want to please someone?
    Well now, all sorts of little squeals and descriptions ..... with delight.
    1. Andrey Chistyakov 22 January 2020 09: 25 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Stoltenberg: The number of American troops in Europe reached a record level

      Did he want to please someone?
      Well now, all sorts of little squeals and descriptions ..... with delight.

      Itself "inspires." Type Nat- "terrible power" ...
      1. rocket757 22 January 2020 09: 33 New
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        Let them try. On their NATO you will always find our "Poplar", XXL size!
        1. Grits 22 January 2020 09: 59 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          Let them try. On their NATO you will always find our "Poplar", XXL size!

          More scum, more scum ...
          1. rocket757 22 January 2020 10: 28 New
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            Quote: Gritsa
            More ... more ...

            Yes, the size that XXL, a special concentration is not required! There, the ensign will have to solve the problem - WHERE THE EXTRA BLOCKS ... "BUILD" ???
      2. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 10: 18 New
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        Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
        Itself "inspires." Type Nat- "terrible power."

        More like sadomaso.
    2. cniza 22 January 2020 09: 30 New
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      Funny, they rejoice in the intensification of the occupation. hi
      1. rocket757 22 January 2020 09: 36 New
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        Funny, they rejoice in the intensification of the occupation. hi

        It seems that their spatially reasonable coordinates have gone astray. In some kind of outside the world live.
        Mother doesn’t want to go down to earth.
        Nothing, if you need to "lower", not the first time.
        1. cniza 22 January 2020 10: 06 New
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          They themselves already suspect ... but have not yet ripened.
          1. rocket757 22 January 2020 10: 30 New
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            Quote: cniza
            They themselves already suspect ... but have not yet ripened.

            Slips the thought of some, even public and without the prefix ex!
            But for now, this is for domestic use.
            1. cniza 22 January 2020 12: 20 New
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              But heartburn, in Washington, is already causing.
              1. rocket757 22 January 2020 12: 29 New
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                Quote: cniza
                But heartburn, in Washington, is already causing.

                I suppose that some, less "thick-skinned" ones already have an ulcer, but not one, that has been acquired.
                1. cniza 22 January 2020 12: 30 New
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                  This is deeply their problem.
                  1. rocket757 22 January 2020 12: 41 New
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                    Quote: cniza
                    This is deeply their problem.

                    We have a good such "doctor" from all their problems !!! But even from his photo they grind and spread ... in a manure. So let them do it themselves.
                    1. cniza 22 January 2020 12: 43 New
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                      Well, a good option - otherwise we’ll send the “doctors” ... lol
      2. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 10: 21 New
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        Quote: cniza
        Funny, they rejoice in the intensification of the occupation.

        If since 1945 they have been hammered daily by them that the Yankees are good, then after 75 years, there is nothing left in the brain except joy.
        1. cniza 22 January 2020 12: 23 New
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          All the same, there is hope that the new generation is beginning to understand ...
  4. Calm 22 January 2020 09: 11 New
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    The main thing in the case of global kipis is to concentrate in one place, our main task, harvest and grain delivery, if you want to be the foremost this square nesting
    1. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 10: 23 New
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      Quote: Calm
      do you want to be the forefront of this squarely nested

      Not bad idea. We understand, but Europe needs to explain this method of sowing.
  5. Yrec 22 January 2020 09: 19 New
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    It is time in our doctrine to explicitly prescribe a preventive nuclear strike against the United States if a certain threshold of American forces in Europe is exceeded, otherwise they have completely lost their scent.
  6. cniza 22 January 2020 09: 26 New
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    The number of American troops in Europe has reached a record level since the beginning of the century.


    The United States intensifies the occupation, feeling that outrage is beginning.
    1. tihonmarine 22 January 2020 12: 42 New
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      Quote: cniza
      The United States intensifies the occupation, feeling that outrage is beginning.

      So American troops and are introduced to Europe, so that the "old woman" was submissive. Germany begins an independent game, France does not lag behind, Austria begins to twitch, so you look and someone else wants independence. What is a hundred years of work down the drain? So the reminder troops send from the Vaterland, how good it is to live under the heel of the lads from the Potomac River.
      1. cniza 22 January 2020 12: 44 New
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        They are not just introduced, they have been there for a long time, they are increasing quantitatively and qualitatively.
  7. Moonsund 22 January 2020 09: 27 New
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    Probably against Islamic radicalism and in the name of shit democracy. Strange methods for the light elves. But seriously, the enemy is at the doorstep, maybe hour X is drawing near?
  8. Dikson 22 January 2020 09: 30 New
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    Answers to the challenges of China - as I understand it, the capture of our Siberia by NATO troops in the future, so as not to let the Chinese go there? Here they certainly fuss in vain .. Rather, they are planning to divide Ukraine with the help of the Poles .. About Kaliningrad - it's ridiculous of course .. why is there a ground operation in general? No-fly zone and sea blockade .. Only the gut is thin to do so ..
  9. Alexey-74 22 January 2020 09: 43 New
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    Well, let them train, at the same time, ours will carefully study tactics, strength and means and draw conclusions.
  10. askort154 22 January 2020 09: 50 New
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    "Russia deployed cruise missiles in Cuba"
    (Today, an article on the Free News website 22/01/2020 at 7-00)

    Interesting, confirmed?
    1. Doliva63 22 January 2020 17: 52 New
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      Quote: askort154
      "Russia deployed cruise missiles in Cuba"
      (Today, an article on the Free News website 22/01/2020 at 7-00)

      Interesting, confirmed?

      And what was confirmed?
  11. jurijsv 22 January 2020 10: 23 New
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    In Russia, there are not enough workers. Prisoners come in handy
  12. Yaro Polk 22 January 2020 11: 26 New
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    I remember how this bastard whined, saying why they were doing this, when the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus carried out exercises in the year before last, sort of.
  13. arhitroll 22 January 2020 11: 46 New
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    Quote: Yrec
    It is time in our doctrine to explicitly prescribe a preventive nuclear strike against the United States if a certain threshold of American forces in Europe is exceeded, otherwise they have completely lost their scent.

    To mark the red line behind which the remote control from "the whole world is in ruin" is put on the machine ... One line is needed in the code: if x> y then bum else mir
  14. Kerensky 22 January 2020 12: 45 New
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    It’s just that now knights don’t have to go far on a crusade. Saracens are already in the capitals of Europe. And provoke riots during the exercises ...
    So let them turn around for now, it will be seen there ...
  15. Alex_Rarog 22 January 2020 20: 03 New
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    Again they will fertilize the fields with the humywiks))))
  16. ILIA 22 January 2020 22: 56 New
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    wink god help
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    This ... This is something!
    In short ... the US military can no longer entrust Europe’s defense to Europeans. There are few of them (Europeans) and they (Europeans) are terribly far from the people inhabiting Europe. The world trembles ...
  18. tolmachiev51 24 January 2020 04: 46 New
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    "Do not want to support your own, you will feed someone else's" !!! - relevant for geyropa. It seems that the Americans are ready to send their entire army for maintenance. Why spend their money?. Sure that. In the world besides them no one is at war.