“The United States and NATO are working together to counter violent extremism and Russian destabilization efforts”, said US Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. European Command, during a press conference. The United States has responded to the threat by deploying rotation forces to Europe, to include an armored brigade combat team and a combat aviation brigade.

The U.S. and its allies have enhanced its presence in Europe to counter what Scaparrotti described as Russian activities aimed at exerting influence, spreading disinformation and diminishing confidence in NATO. A come back to the Cold War, but more close to the East part of Europe. The name Cold War was given to the relationship that developed primarily between the USA and the USSR after World War Two.

Since 2014, NATO has implemented the biggest increase in its collective defence since the Cold War. NATO has now deployed four multinational battle groups to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Their purpose is not to provoke a conflict, but to prevent one.

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