Biden Orders 8,500 US Troops to Prepare to Deploy to Eastern Europe in Standoff With Russia

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military has ordered several hundred U.S. troops on standby to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe amid heightened tensions over Russia’s presence near Ukraine’s border, in what amounts to an escalation toward U.S. military involvement, U.S. officials said.

The “prepare to deploy orders” were issued to troops stationed at several U.S.-based installations, the officials said.

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Source: WSJ