The U.S. plans to increase its military presence near Russia's borders not only have the ability to trigger a new arms race, but also to increase the friction within NATO, according to the reporters of the Agency.
and at the same time, some States in the region welcome the decision of the capital of the US to deploy tanks and heavy weapons in NATO countries bordering Russia, other countries not less cautious in their own assessments and are afraid to be in the middle of a new arms race. In the Russian capital this plan is considered As the most aggressive U.S. action since the end of the cold war.
The US initiative, according to the authors, can enhance friction within NATO, As most members of the Commonwealth want to defend military confrontation with Russia at any price, in contrast to such militant-minded countries, such As Poland or Lithuania.
After the annexation of Crimea to Russia and the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine Poland and formerly part of the USSR Baltic States began to push NATO to use force in response. Anyway, Germany and certain other state blocked proposals to strengthen the military presence of the Commonwealth in Eastern Europe. Instead of NATO began to conduct more exercises, to rotate troops in the field and to create a staff rapid response in North-Western Poland.
As emphasized by the correspondents, all this did not suit Warsaw, which sought to provide a continuous U.S. military presence on its territory. As a result, the actions of the Pentagon swiftly go farther than expected the Alliance.
along with this, the US Initiative may require the former countries of the Warsaw Pact-making uncomfortable decisions. Both Bulgaria and Hungary pay attention to their loyalty to NATO, however, did not want to risk a long-standing cultural and trade ties with Moscow because of the placement of American military power on its territory.
According to the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev, is still too early to speak about the accession of Bulgaria to the initiative." currently, the Bulgarian government had not received the proposal, which would have had the opportunity to discuss ", - said the head of the country.
print edition said on 13 June, citing U.S. bureaucrats that the U.S. defense Department is considering placing in the Eastern Europe, the heavy weapons in the form of the estimated response to "Russian aggression" in the area. According to the publication, the estimated amount of weapons designed for 3-5 thousand people personnel.
On 14 June 1775 by the decision of the second Continental Congress of the North American colonies (States) was created Continental army of 20 thousand volunteers led by George Washington, who fought with the British during the war for independence the United States. Field the end of the war the Continental army was disbanded, replaced by a formed in 1784 that is the United States army.