This country, which only a few years ago sacrificed its soldiers without warning in its nuclear tests, is taking no precautions for its soldiers faced with the coronavirus epidemic.
The United States are demonstrating their power by organizing the largest transfer of their troops in Europe on the occasion of the Defender Europe 20 exercises.
The United States have raised the alert for the corona virus in Italy to level 3 avoid non-essential travel, and taken it to level 4 for Lombardy and Veneto do not travel, the same level as for China. The airline companies American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have cancelled all their flights between New York and Milan. US citizens who are travelling to Germany, Poland and other European countries are at alert level 2, and must take increased precautions.
But there is a category of US citizens which is exempt from these standards the 20,000 soldiers who have begun to arrive from the United States to the ports and airports of Europe for the Defender Europe 20 exercises, the greatest deployment of US troops in Europe in the last 25 years. With those who are already present, approximately 30,000 US soldiers will be participating in the exercises in April and May, alongside 7,000 others from the 17 member countries and partners of NATO, including Italy.
The first armoured unit arrived from the port of Savannah, USA at Bremerhaven in Germany. A total of 20,000 pieces of military equipment are arriving from the USA at six European ports (in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Latvia and Estonia). 13,000 others are provided by the stocks that were pre-positioned by the US Army Europe, mainly in Germany, Holland and Belgium.
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