Germany: Preparations underway for NATO's largest exercises in Europe for 25 years

Dozens of tanks, armoured vehicles and other military equipment were loaded and chained down for transportation from NATO's Bergen-Hohne Training Area in the state of Lower Saxony on Wednesday as part of the alliance's biggest military exercise in Europe for 25 years. The 'Defender-Europe 20' exercises are scheduled to begin at the end of February and will see 20,000 US serviceman deployed in the... Еще continent. «Defender-Europe 20 includes altogether 18 nations with 37,000 soldiers,» Bundeswehr Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis told Ruptly on Wednesday. The exercises were announced in January by deputy commander of the US Armed Forces in Europe General Andrew M Rohling, who said the purpose of this massive military drill is «to exercise the US military ability to deploy a large force of personnel and equipment to Europe and quickly respond to any crisis.»

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