Before the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, the Pentagon did not intend to develop a plan for the protection of the armed forces of the United States in Europe against a possible invasion of Russia. Russia will manage to capture the Baltic States, while the headquarters of the U.S. army will fill the 17 forms necessary for the transfer of advanced NATO troops from Germany to Poland, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN.
To such conclusion experts of the Pentagon on the results of the simulation of military confrontation between the EU and Russia. The white house spent at least some exercise, transfer statement, citing The Washington Post. Before the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, the Pentagon did not intend to develop a plan for the protection of the armed forces of the United States in Europe against a possible invasion of Russia. “We didn’t think that possible transfer to such large forces, but the situation changed after 2014”, – said the former US Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute.
The number one problem for the U.S. army in Europe can be the narrow roads and unreliable transport infrastructure is too weak bridges can not withstand the weight of American tanks. There are problems the us military could create a European bureaucracy. The allied troops at risk of being detained official passport inspectors of the EU and of the railway companies.
Earlier findings made in the course of the exercise, was confirmed by practice. In 2017, the American command in Europe four months tried to return the armored vehicles involved in the exercise in Georgia, the place of their permanent deployment in Germany.
Former commander of US forces in Europe Ben Hodges said that the us military should be able to move as fast or even faster than Russia, only then they can become “effective deterrent”.