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UNITED STATES ARMY RETURNS TANKS TO BOLSTER NATO IN EUROPE IN FACE OF ASSERTIVE RUSSIA…….

This is just another reason why I’m not impressed by those supposedly on my side of the political aisle, fawning all over KGB thug, Vladimir Putin.

U.S. Army Returns Tanks to Europe as NATO Eyes Assertive Russia

Image: U.S. Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks

U.S. Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks take part in joint military exercises near Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 18. Shakh Aivazov / AP

EYGELSHOVEN, Netherlands — The U.S. and its NATO allies are taking no chances amid a build-up of military force on Europe’s eastern frontier with Russia.

Image: General Frederick "Ben" Hodges
Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges. Andy Eckardt / NBC News

Three years after the last American tank left Europe, they are being brought back “as part of our commitment to deterrence,” Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges told NBC News.

Hodges, who is commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, welcomed a batch of tracked and wheeled support vehicles to a depot in the Netherlands on Thursday.

At the Dutch installation in Eygelshoven, a 500,000-square-feet storage space — including nine humidity-controlled warehouses — has been made available to house elements of the Army’s “strategically prepositioned critical war stock.” It includes Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Paladin self-propelled howitzers.

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