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Obama sends 4,000 Troops to Germany to give a clear message to Russia

Over 4,000 US soldiers have been sent to Germany as part of permanent troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon said are meant to send a clear message to Russia.

“Russia as you know with their incursion into Ukraine, that’s something that has a lot of our allies and partners concerned,” Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters on Monday. “Being able to demonstrate tangibly our commitment to their defense is an important element of our overall collective defense in Europe.”

US Army M1 Abrams and other military vehicles stand in line prior being loaded onto trains after being unloaded from ships yesterday. Picture: Getty

US Army M1 Abrams and other military vehicles stand in line prior being loaded onto trains after being unloaded from ships yesterday. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

There are currently 70,000 US soldiers in Europe right now, and further NATO forces are also expected to deploy in coming months.

Military vehicles stand in line after being unloaded in Bremerhaven, Germany. US Army Europe is shipping in large quantities of equipment, including 87 tanks, 144 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and over 1,300 other military vehicles. Picture: Getty

Military vehicles stand in line after being unloaded in Bremerhaven, Germany. US Army Europe is shipping in large quantities of equipment, including 87 tanks, 144 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and over 1,300 other military vehicles. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

In May, Russia called a U.S. missile defense site in Romania a security threat. The United States said the US$800 million shield will help defend Europe from attacks.

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