NATO moves 1,000s of troops in one of year’s largest Europe drills


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NATO allies are conducting a massive drill in southeastern Europe meant to test the alliance’s ability to move large quantities of troops and equipment into the region.

 

Troops and vehicles from bases in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Norway, and Albania are to roll through or fly over Europe to the final rallying ground in Cincu, Romania, where the active phase of Operation Noble Jump 17 is to start on June 8. Some parts of the training will take part in Bulgaria and Greece as well, the Sofia Globe reported.

 

Of the some 4,000 allied troops taking part in the war games, 1,900 are part of the so-called Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). Around 500 military vehicles are taking part in the drill as well.

“The exercise demonstrates results, capability and readiness all of which are critical for defense and deterrents,” said British Major General Ian Cave, the director of the NATO operation.

“It also shows NATO as a responsive and capable alliance, which reassures all of our allies, all of our populations and all of our partners,” he added.

https://www.rt.com/news/390445-nato-massive-drill-romania/

NATO MOVES THOUSANDS OF TROOPS IN ONE OF YEAR’S LARGEST EUROPE DRILLS


 

 

Troops and vehicles from bases in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Norway, and Albania are to roll through or fly over Europe to the final rallying ground in Cincu, Romania, where the active phase of Operation Noble Jump 17 is to start on June 8. Some parts of the training will take part in Bulgaria and Greece as well, the Sofia Globe reported.

Of the some 4,000 allied troops taking part in the war games, 1,900 are part of the so-called Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). Around 500 military vehicles are taking part in the drill as well.

https://www.infowars.com/leonardo-private-jet-dicaprio-bashes-trump-over-paris-climate-pullout/

 

 

Six NATO troops killed in Afghan suicide bombing


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Six troops from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan were killed and three injured Monday by a suicide bomber near Bagram Air Base.

The nationalities of the troops have not yet been released, but American soldiers are among those killed and wounded, U.S. officials told NBC News.

“We’re deeply saddened by this loss,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, a spokesman for coalition forces in a statement. “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident, especially during this holiday season.”

The Taliban posted a message on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle, according to NBC News.

The attack happened at about 1:30 p.m. local time Monday, according to NATO. Waheed Sediqi, a spokesman for the governor of Parwan province, told news outlets the attacker detonated an explosive while a convoy of Afghan and international forces were patrolling.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/263904-six-nato-troops-dead-after-suicide-bombing-near-us-military-base-in