U.S. is sending tanks, Bradley armored fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to its allies in Central and Eastern Europe.
will include 90 tanks, 140 armored vehicles and 20 pieces of heavy
artillery. Enough equipment to arm an entire brigade will be positioned
in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.
is a clear response to Putin’s actions in Eastern Ukraine and a show of
support for its NATO allies. U.S. had this same amount of armor
stationed in West Germany during the Cold War, making it more of a
symbolic move than a strategic one.
At this point, it could all end
in sabre-rattling but with this kind of escalation there is always the
possibility of more serious conflict erupting.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.