U.S. Sending Armored Convoy Through Eastern Europe

Posted March 16, 2015 at 5:00am

CNN reports that “the U.S. Army says it will soon be sending armored Stryker vehicles on a 1,100-mile convoy through six European countries to show solidarity to allies in the wake of recent Russian actions in the Ukraine and Crimea that have Eastern Europe on edge.”  

The piece continues: “The convoy is ‘a highly visible demonstration of U.S, commitment to its NATO allies and demonstrating NATO’s ability to move military forces freely across allied borders in close cooperation,’ U.S. Army Europe spokesman Lt. Col. Craig Childs, said in a statement, according to the Stripes report.”  

“The troops and vehicles involved will be moving from training exercises conducted as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, the report said. They’ll move through Latvia and the Czech Republic as they make their way to Vilseck, Germany, about a 40 miles drive from the Czech border.”