Patriot missile system to be temporarily moved in Romania for NATO exercises


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The US military will temporarily move from Germany to Romania a Patriot missile defence system that will be used in a NATO exercise to be held in early November. The joint exercises would take part about 100 American soldiers and 100 Romanians, reports quoting Reuters.

Some 100 U.S. forces received “shock” orders to move a Patriot missile defense system from Germany to Romania by rail for a joint exercise to be carried out in early November with 100 Romanian soldiers.

“We’ve got work to do … but now everybody’s got these gaps in our crosshairs and we’re working together to fix them,” said Major General Timothy McGuire, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe.

“We do not want a war, but the best way to maintain the peace is through strength and by being ready,” he said. He said the U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark Mille and leaders of 38 European armies agreed on that view during a meeting in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Wednesday.

Britain, the United States and other NATO allies – responding to Russia’s military expansion – are bolstering forces and equipment in Eastern Europe under NATO’s biggest build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.

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