Wednesday, June 7, 2017

U.S. plans European military exercise with 25,000 troops

About 25,000 military forces from the United States and 23 other countries will take part in a large-scale military exercise called "Saber Guardian" planned in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania next month. In addition, several U.S. B-1B heavy bombers have arrived in Britain in support of two separate multinational exercises planned in the Baltic region and other parts of Europe this month. The news could exacerbate tensions that are already running high between Moscow and Washington.

European Command said the Saber Guardian exercise would include an array of live fire exercises, river crossings and a mass casualty exercise and was aimed at drilling "the ability to mass forces at any given time anywhere in Europe".
Saber Strike is aimed at improving cooperation among allies and partners while promoting regional stability and security, European Command said.