RT: Loaded: US sends 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany ‘to help NATO alliance’

Published time: 22 Feb, 2016 13:53 Edited time: 22 Feb, 2016 15:25

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Washington has dispatched more than 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany, the largest amount in 10 years, the US military announced, adding that the shipment will help to “continue to enable the NATO alliance” and to defend its allies.

“This critical shipment will help us to continue to enable the NATO alliance, and the fact that it’s the largest single shipment in 10 years demonstrates our continued commitment to the defense of our allies,” 21st TSC chief of staff, Colonel Matthew Redding, said.

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Maintaining a stockpile of ammunition means the US and NATO “can quickly draw ammunition in support of short notice NATO operations,” says Redding.

“All that effort pays off when we’re able to quickly deliver ammo and other supplies to those down-trace units that need them,” he went on.

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The ammunition was taken in 415 shipping containers and stored in Miesau. It will be available for various troops to support operations, including exercise Anakonda 2016, one of US Army Europe’s premier multinational training events, which will be held in Poland in June.

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The Anakonda 2016 drills will involve more than 25,000 participants from 24 nations, including the UK, the US, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

NATO intensified its military activities in Europe following the start of the Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s reunification with Crimea in 2014.

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In 2015, the alliance carried out a number of massive military drills including “Trident Juncture 2015”, the biggest since 2002, which included 36,000 international troops, as well as more than 60 warships and about 200 aircraft from 30 states.

Moscow has long called on NATO to refrain from expanding into Eastern Europe, saying that such moves have the potential to destabilize the security situation in the region.

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2 Responses to RT: Loaded: US sends 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany ‘to help NATO alliance’

  1. Captain says:

    So what this really means is that USA gave Billions of dollars worth of ammo to Germany for free? Our born-in-america Americans’ tax dollars ‘at work’ !!

  2. Tax dollars? More likely $$$ created out of thin air by the Federal (not) Reserve (none) which acts as an ATM machine with the “legal permissions” of Congress to raise the debt ceiling. Thus the agendas of the evil empire are funded–and the U.S. citizens are left paying the tab + interest.

    What if the world was not victim of a “war economy”? What would that be like?


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