U.S. Special Forces Increase Eastern Europe Presence

Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:21am

Stars and Stripes reports that “U.S. special operations forces are increasing their presence in the Baltics and eastern Europe with a continuous cycle of exercises planned as part of a new effort to maintain a ‘persistent presence’ of elite U.S. troops in a region rattled by Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine.”  

“Troops assigned to Special Operations Command Europe launched their ‘Exercise Spring Storm’ in Estonia on Tuesday, which will be the first in a series of multinational and bilateral drills aimed at maintaining a constant presence of Green Berets and other operators in the region, the command said.”