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US Army to Boost Strength in Germany by 1,500 Troops

The US Army said on Friday it would deploy an additional 1,500 troops in Germany, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated complaints that the NATO partner is spending too little on joint defense. The troops will be deployed by September 2020 — adding to more than 33,000 US troops already there — said US Army Europe, which called it “a display of our continued commitment to NATO and our collective resolve to support European security”. US Ambassador Richard Grenell said that “Americans are committed...

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NATO SUMMIT – HUNGARY “ONE OF SAFEST COUNTRIES” GLOBALLY

Hungary is “one of the safest countries” in the world and “we must be careful not to lose what we have achieved”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Hungarian public media on the sidelines of a NATO summit currently underway in Brussels. Hungary supports US President Donald Trump’s proposal that NATO members should increase their defense spending, because “security is most important and the greatest danger is losing it”, Orbán said, and called Trump’s request “in a sense justified”. Orbán warned, however, that “not...

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US Moving Troops from Germany to Poland

The United States could be weighing options for withdrawing its troops stationed in Germany and possibly moving them to Poland, according to a report. The Pentagon is analyzing the costs and potential implications of a large-scale withdrawal or transfer of American troops stationed in Germany, the Washington Post has reported. According to the newspaper, the assessment follows growing tensions between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and one of the redeployment scenarios is a full or partial move of US troops in...

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Hellfire Tank Killer Replacement Enters Production

The U.S. military’s replacement for the Hellfire anti-tank missile has entered production, capping off years of development. The Joint Air Ground Missile (JAGM) will arm U.S. Army and Marine Corps attack helicopters, providing a weapon capable of destroying the heaviest tanks from miles away. The JAGM replaces the AGM-114 Hellfire missile. First fielded in the early 1980s, Hellfire was designed as a heavy tank-killer to destroy Soviet tanks on the Western European battlefield. Just over five feet long, seven inches wide and weighing approximately...

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Croatia to Send Warship to the Mediterranean Sea to Fight Terrorism

Croatia will send a navy ship with up to 50 members of the military to take part in NATO’s “Sea Guardian” security operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The government officially sent the decision to Parliament on Wednesday. According to the official explanation, the operation in question is a non-combat mission during which Croatian soldiers will conduct inspections of civilian ships suspected of being linked to possible threats such as terrorism, illegal maritime activities, or endangering sailing freedom and safety. The estimated duration of...