More U.S. Troops Head to Eastern Europe

Their presence is meant to deter Russian expansion. 

Russia is showing no signs of withdrawal from its invasion of Ukraine. The Pentagon has deployed some 12,000 troops to NATO member nations in the near vicinity of Ukraine, amassing a mix of infantry, aircraft, and tanks not seen since the Cold War. 

President Joe Biden said those troops will not fight for Ukraine, framing their presence as a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin that any advance past Ukraine’s borders and into NATO territory would trigger direct conflict. 

Nearly 5,000 troops with the 82nd Airborne Division serve as the largest component of U.S. combat power in Poland – training with Polish forces and available to provide humanitarian assistance as more than one million Ukrainians have fled their country. 

Next week, a group of 300 additional, mostly administrative, soldiers will deploy to Germany and Poland from V Corps, out of Fort Knox, Kentucky. Another 7,000 troops, many of them from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, are also making their way to Europe.  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and his military advisors as they increase U.S. troop presence in Europe.
  • For U.S. and foreign officials as they increase defense forces surrounding Ukraine.
  • For the president and other international heads of state to seek God’s guidance is addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sources:, Wall Street Journal 


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