Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Wednesday morning said it would be “a mistake” for the U.S. to send more troops to Eastern Europe amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday that President Joe Biden was directing the Pentagon to send 3,000 U.S. troops to bolster the defense of European allies.
“Sending more American troops to Europe is a mistake. We need to send the opposite signal — that the crisis in Ukraine shows Europeans must do more in their own defense,” Hawley tweeted with a link to the WSJ story about the expected deployment.
About 2,000 troops will deploy from Fort Bragg, N.C., to Poland and Germany this week and part of an infantry Stryker squadron of roughly 1,000 troops based in Germany to Romania, a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press.
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