December 17, 2017
THE US will spend £160 million building air bases in Europe in order to counter “Russian aggression”, it has been revealed.



Airfields, training sites ranges and other military installations are to be built across Eastern Europe close to Russian borders as well as in Iceland and Norway.
It is part of the £3.4 billion European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) aimed at “reassuring” NATO’s European allies.
An EDI report says: “As we continue to address the dynamic security environment in Europe, EDI funding increases our capabilities to deter and defend against Russian aggression.
“Additionally, these significant investments will further galvanise US support to the collective defence of our NATO Allies, as well as bolster the security and capacity of our US partners.”

World War 3: US to shell out MILLIONS building air bases to counter Russian AGGRESSION

Nine bases will be modernised including bases in Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Luxembourg.
These bases will temporarily house high-tech stealth fighters like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Strike Fighter and reconnaissance assets to hunt down Russian subs.
A Spokesman for US European Command, Major Juan Martinez said: “While we can’t provide specific details on future operations and locations, we continuously look for opportunities for our fifth-generation aircraft to conduct interoperability training with our allies and partners in the European theatre.”
The naval air station Keflavik in Iceland is set to undergo a £10 million modernisation.
This will see new hangers being added to host P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes.
The aircraft dubbed the “submarine killer,” is equipped with torpedoes, depth charges, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and other weaponry.
Mr Martinez added that large-scale infrastructure upgrades across Europe do not mean US troops will be stationed there permanently but stick to rotations, as they have done in the past.
The increased US-led NATO activity has been getting increasingly costly for the American taxpayer.
In 2018, the EDI budget will jump from £899 million to £2.5 billion.
In October, NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania as a response to “Russian aggression” in the Crimean peninsula.

World War 3: US to shell out MILLIONS building air bases to counter Russian AGGRESSION

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu says NATO is aggressively bolstering its military presence at Russia's doorstep.
He claims NATO is endangering regional stability.
Mr Shoigu said: “This move clearly indicate blatant unwillingness of our Western partners to stop pushing an anti-Russian agenda.”
The recent tensions between NATO and Russia have led both sides to warn of a “New Cold War”, but Russia accuses NATO of trying to encircle it.

World War 3: US to shell out MILLIONS building air bases to counter Russian AGGRESSION

Last year German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter-Steinmeier warned NATO of “sabre-rattling” against Russia.
His comments came after alliance staged military manoeuvres in eastern Europe.
Mr Steinmeier said: “Whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance’s eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.
“We are well-advised not to create pretexts to renew an old confrontation.”
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
'Honey Boy' Director Al'ma Harel Explains How 'Bombay Beach' Introduced Her to Shia LaBeouf
July 11, 2020
TW9HOfgdnxo
'The Baby-Sitter's Club' Star Momona Tamada Reveals Her Similarities to Her Character Claudia Kishi
July 10, 2020
3_crGuAKcKQ
'Proxima' Filmmaker Alice Winocour Describes What It's Like to Be A Female Director
July 10, 2020
G8dMHEW0Ht8
Naya Rivera Investigation Update: Police Reveal New Details
July 11, 2020
NvgF__4G7RM
Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola Peltz Are Engaged
July 11, 2020
g3aHgMMWAwo
Lil' Kim's First E! Interview: E! News Rewind
July 11, 2020
dizeE5_18C4
Johnny Depp begs Amber Heard to cut him in disturbing audio recording | Page Six Celebrity News
July 11, 2020
2Z-IY1mrFgA
Who is Ryan Seacrest dating next? | Page Six Celebrity News
July 09, 2020
qx32TwANLc0
The ‘Glee’ curse: Is Naya Rivera the latest victim in show’s tragic history? | Page Six News
July 09, 2020
ktZKEmY-oEo
Matt Lauer Dines with Mystery Woman Before Yachting on 'Resilient' | TMZ
July 11, 2020
d8NA7ePSjbU
Julian Edelman Offers Deal to DeSean Jackson, 'Come to Holocaust Museum' | TMZ
July 10, 2020
DURXCLehwPs
50 Cent Throws Table & Chairs During Fight In New Jersey | TMZ
July 09, 2020
AtywwZ4rB5U
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Manchester City
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Real Betis
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Atalanta
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Burnley
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Sheffield United - Chelsea
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Barcelona
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Brescia - Roma
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Sassuolo
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Osasuna - Celta Vigo
10
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Alaves
09
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Aston Villa - Manchester United
09
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Verona - Inter Milan
09
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Liverpool
08
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Espanyol
08
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Parma
08
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Newcastle United
08
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Napoli
07
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Juventus
07
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid
07
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Leicester City
07
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Chelsea
06
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Everton
05
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Roma
05
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Manchester City
05
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Villarreal - Barcelona
05
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Aston Villa
05
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Bologna
05
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Athletic Bilbao - Real Madrid
04
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Watford
04
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Wolves - Arsenal
04
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - AC Milan
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
-g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.