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Russia ‘moves troops and equipment’ to North Korea border

Russia has moved heavy military equipment towards its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States over the North’s nuclear program. Via: Roland Oliphant A flurry of military activity in Russia’s far east came as the UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and threatened to impose new ...

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UK troops in Estonia for massive NATO deployment

The first of 800 UK troops being sent to bolster Nato defences in the Baltic have arrived in Estonia. The 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles will set up a UK headquarters in the country before the remaining troops arrive in April. Via: bbc.com  The defence secretary said they would deter “Russian aggression”. The UK is taking a leading role ...

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UK and US marines among 8,000 NATO troops deployed near Russian Border

BRITISH and US marines are among some of the 8,000 Nato troops deployed to Norway for an Arctic warfare exercise to be carried out just miles away from the Russian border. Via: express.co.uk The Joint Viking exercise will be conducted between 100 and 186 miles away from the Russian border as Nato forces will simulate combat in freezing conditions. Around 700 ...

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U.S. weighs deploying up to 1,000 ‘reserve’ troops for IS fight

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against Islamic State as U.S.-backed fighters accelerate the offensive in Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials told Reuters. Via: reuters.com Proponents of the option, which has not been previously reported, said it would provide U.S. commanders ...

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Polish PM Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country at a formal ceremony Saturday, saying it was a “great day” that would help ensure Poland’s security.    Via : cnn.com Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon has said are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies and send ...

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NATO troops have been put on RED ALERT

NATO troops will be put on a higher state of alert because of increasing tensions with Vladimir Putin and Russia, the head of the military alliance has said. Commanders are also set to prepare a huge land force to terrify the Russians into not showing aggression. GETTY IMAGES – US special forces were some of more than 5,000 Nato soldiers who took ...

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Sweden Deploys Troops To Strategic Island

Sweden recently announced a contingent of 150 troops previously deployed to Gotland Island for a training exercise will remain there permanently. Russia has called a move by Sweden to deploy a permanent contingent of troops on a strategic island in the Baltic Sea as inconsequential as “buckshot to an elephant.” Swedish Armed Forces Supreme Commander Michael Byden, in comments to ...

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Sweden set to double anti-Isis troops in Iraq

Sweden is expected to double its number of soldiers in Iraq on the request of the US-led coalition fighting Isis militants in the Middle East. Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told Swedish radio’s current affairs show Ekot on Wednesday that Sweden had been asked to increase its troops in Iraq from 35 to 70 soldiers. “In my view it is very ...

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