Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has raised the alarm over President Biden’s decision to mobilize additional troops for Operation Atlantic Resolve, interpreting it as a potential indication of preparations for a possible conflict with Russia. Kennedy tweeted on Friday:
“President Biden just called up 3,000 reservists to augment U.S. troops in Europe as part of “Operation Atlantic Resolve.” I want people to understand what this troop mobilization is about. It’s about preparing for a ground war with Russia.”
President Biden just called up 3,000 reservists to augment U.S. troops in Europe as part of "Operation Atlantic Resolve." I want people to understand what this troop mobilization is about. It's about preparing for a ground war with Russia.https://t.co/YCzL0UWoo0
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) July 14, 2023
Kennedy’s comments come in response to Biden’s announcement that he is calling upon 3,000 military reservists to supplement existing U.S. forces in Europe. This is being done in order to bolster the effectiveness of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a mission that was initiated in 2014 and operates in the jurisdiction of the United States European Command. Biden’s decision was made public during his attendance at a NATO conference.