Refusal of Defender Europe 2020 exercises: US Department of Defense stops transferring military to Europe


In the United States, a decision was made to abandon the further transfer of forces and assets in preparation for the large-scale exercises Defender Europe 2020 (Defender Europe 2020). The transfer of American troops to the European continent was launched in January. It was planned to conduct the largest military maneuvers of NATO forces since 1995.


Since January, several thousand troops have been deployed to the Old World. However, now the American command has ordered the termination of the transfer. The cause was the coronavirus pandemic.

From a Pentagon official report:

As of March 13, any movement of personnel and military equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased.

In the United States, they asked what was supposed to be done with respect to the American military personnel who had already been deployed to Europe.

The Pentagon replied that the Allied Spirit could be the only training exercise that the U.S. forces would participate in. They plan to participate units of the armored brigade.

From a message from the US Department of Defense:

The rest of the troops we deployed to Europe will return to the United States.

Thus, it was decided to refuse to conduct a number of exercises, which were to be included in the “set” of the Defender of Europe 2020, as well as accompany it. These are Saber Strike, Dynamic Front, Joint Warfighting Assessment, as well as Swift Response.

The situation with the abolition of major military maneuvers due to the latest pandemic stories happens for the first time.
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  1. Same lech 17 March 2020 06: 17 New
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    Oh how ... well smile coronavirus was more effective than all diplomatic protests and statements by the Russian Foreign Ministry ... effective bacteriological weapon.
    1. Uncle lee 17 March 2020 06: 24 New
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      happens for the first time.
      General Virus! belay And there was General Frost! repeat
      1. Same lech 17 March 2020 06: 25 New
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        There was still a Russian partisan and Russian soldier ... who stopped the enemy. smile
        1. Uncle lee 17 March 2020 06: 27 New
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          Quote: The same Lech
          partisan.

          There was, was .... And the most important thing is the stamina, courage and heroism of the Soviet people!
        2. Nikolay Ivanov_5 17 March 2020 06: 29 New
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          Nature has found its answer for crazy people.
          1. Same lech 17 March 2020 06: 31 New
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            And where did the notorious European solidarity go?
            All EU countries have begun to close their borders tightly ... their own skin is more expensive than the skin of a neighbor ... what
            1. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 06: 52 New
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              one could smile at the comments, for the fertile ground, if not for serious thought ... the “third world war”, is acquiring a new face right now, what is happening is unknown, what will pour out is unclear ... as we see, tanks are not needed .. ..see Europe: empty streets and empty shelves in shops. we don’t know exactly how much we have been infected, I don’t believe that about a hundred, with such a border, it is with China, and with such a huge contingent of Chinese, we, who had not yet long ago, drove back and forth. I think everything is serious, BUT, the authorities need to officially “reset”, so that the “election” will take place with any infection. and after ... "the sheriff does not care about the problems of the Indians."
              1. mark2 17 March 2020 07: 34 New
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                More than a month before the vote. If nothing changes by that time, the vote will be postponed. So there will be still joy in the camp of opponents of amendments to the constitution.
            2. Andrei Nikolaevich 17 March 2020 07: 14 New
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              ,, solidarity ,, in the EU is the day of homosexual parades. The rest is each for himself.
          2. Piramidon 17 March 2020 09: 25 New
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            Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
            Nature has found its answer for crazy people.

            Most likely not nature, but the “crazy people" themselves created this virus.
        3. Insurgent 17 March 2020 07: 45 New
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          Quote: The same Lech
          There was still a Russian partisan and Russian soldier ...


          You mentioned the most unpredictable natural elements.

          If weather and other factors are still somehow predictable (at least as "50X50"), then, before Russian unpredictability, analysts and forecasters pass without exception ...
  2. Thrall 17 March 2020 06: 20 New
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    In the United States, they asked what was supposed to be done with respect to the American military personnel who had already been deployed to Europe.

    Place in comfortable concentration camps with unlimited toilet paper and fast food. smile
    1. Cowbra 17 March 2020 06: 28 New
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      And there’s going to be a cool headline, “US Army missed maneuvers” winked
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      ABM 17 March 2020 10: 19 New
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      Do we have something? No, thanks!
  3. carstorm 11 17 March 2020 06: 21 New
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    since January, several thousand ... did they walk along the bottom? and dragged equipment?
  4. Mavrikiy 17 March 2020 06: 24 New
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    Well, sho. The sky will be blue over Europe. Less dust, burn gunpowder and gasoline-kerosene. And under the bushes it will be possible to smell the flowers without fear of "mines". repeat
    1. sgapich 17 March 2020 12: 27 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      ... The sky will be blue over Europe ...

      Are you hinting at: "Over the whole of Spain a cloudless sky"? hi
  5. LiSiCyn 17 March 2020 06: 39 New
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    We are not afraid. soldier
    Seven ships are leaving today. I don’t know where, but we shipped them bread, decently. wink
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  7. rocket757 17 March 2020 06: 41 New
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    Expectedly, the virus of all ... dispersed in holes! FINE.
    And now everyone has turned on "healthy", national egoism!
    all that remains is ... wait and see.
    Yes, take care of yourself! what I wish everyone.
  8. Nitarius 17 March 2020 06: 51 New
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    Having taken out where guys ... you are still extinct from your own. but here you can and experience for yourself!
  9. unhappy 17 March 2020 07: 41 New
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    In April, my brother and wife were planning to go to Belarus and they say that the border was closed or will be closed. This worries us more than these maneuvers.
  10. krops777 17 March 2020 07: 42 New
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    In the United States, it was decided to abandon the further transfer of forces and assets in preparation for the large-scale exercises Defender of Europe 2020 (Defender Europe 2020).


    I don’t understand. But what about the Defender of Europe? Well, normal guys, they are not afraid of nuclear aggression in Russia, but they were scared of the virus. laughing
  11. Skay 17 March 2020 08: 14 New
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    I get the feeling that the next world war will be biological. At the same time extended in time. Without a declaration of war itself. Slowly knocking out target groups of people or nations. Previous "bestial" viral epidemics could have been a run-in for these technologies.
  12. Andrea 17 March 2020 08: 15 New
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    During the war, too, go to quarantine?
    1. Paranoid50 17 March 2020 11: 08 New
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      Quote: Andrea
      During the war, too, go to quarantine?

      With them it will become. laughing Here is the thing:
      Law enforcement officers of the American city of Salt Lake City (Utah) on a Twitter account turned to criminals with a request to give up criminal activity before special notice.
      The police called for an end to criminal activity and unscrupulous behavior for an indefinite period of time, “until notice”. Law enforcement officials motivated their appeal with the first case of COVID-19, when the virus was transmitted from an infected person within the state, writes dw.com.
      In the message, the police thanked in advance the criminals who responded to this request for understanding and cooperation in combating the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
      wassat wassat wassat
  13. cniza 17 March 2020 09: 03 New
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    As of March 13, any movement of personnel and military equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased.


    Soon they will begin to blame us ...
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      And 17 March 2020 10: 13 New
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      hi At the same time, they don’t even need to invent anything and have a hi-like, because everything is clear as God's day - the new coronavi prevents the protection of democracy spattered around the worldRUSSIAN.
  14. Mavrikiy 17 March 2020 12: 48 New
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    Quote: sgapich
    Are you hinting at: "Over the whole of Spain a cloudless sky"?

    No, the sky over Europe is black. request
  15. ltc22A 17 March 2020 20: 10 New
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    That's what life-giving coronavirus can (do)