- This entire article smells of war propaganda BS. Special Forces are very seldom (if ever) used in defensive operations. Employing them to ‘bolster’ western forces is NONSENSE. They are employed in special offensive ops not defensive situations.
- WW3: US Sends Troops to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO Becomes Anxious of ‘Vladimir Putin’s Aggression’
by WILL KIRBY, http://www.express.co.uk/
US SPECIAL Forces have been sent to Lithuania to bolster Western forces amid increasing tensions with ‘aggressive’ Russia.
Asta Galdikaite, a spokeswoman for the Lithuanian Defence Ministry, said: “The United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea”. She added: “US Special Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents” against threats from Moscow.
American troops now have a “persistent” presence in the Baltic states, according to US military chief Gen. Raymond T. Thomas, as the US develops increasingly close ties with countries bordering Russia. Gen. Thomas, the head of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, said: “They’re scared to death of Russia… they are very open about that. “They’re desperate for our leadership.”