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This was reported by the weekly Defence News commander of United States Army Europe, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges.
"It exercises in Georgia's national defense - said the American military commander -. We will send to participate in their tank company, which will be transported on a transport ship through the Black Sea, as well as airborne company, which will be transferred to the air all of us. children will be under the command of the commander of the Georgian battalion. "
Hodges said that in May this year, the US military will also take part in military exercises in Turkey, and in June - in Poland and Germany. In the autumn will be held joint military operations of NATO countries in Romania and Bulgaria. The commander reported that the US Army in Europe are also planning to develop contacts with the armed forces of Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Moldova.
General recalled that the extension of the exercise of American troops from NATO allies provided "Initiative to ensure European security", put forward in connection with the actions of Russia. It also involves improving the rotation of US forces in Europe, and there is additional storage of arms and military equipment. The Obama administration has requested Congress 2017 fiscal year $ 3.4 billion for these purposes - four times more than in the current period.
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