Roommates, “NATO Response Force” is trending after new information has been released about what is going on between Russia and Ukraine. According to CNN, the NATO Response Force has been activated as a defensive measure in response to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. If you’re not familiar, the NATO Response Force (NRF) is a highly ready and technologically advanced multinational force of land, air, maritime, and Special Operations Forces (SOF). These components are an alliance that can deploy quickly, wherever needed.
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Reports also state the activation of the response troops does NOT mean that any U.S. or NATO troops will go into Ukraine, which is not a member. President Joe Biden made it clear that U.S. troops are deploying to Eastern Europe to help bolster NATO countries. However, they will not be fighting in Ukraine. President Biden also released a statement about the NATO summit and call with President Zelenskyy. The statement discusses his meeting with fellow leaders from NATO Allies about the shared commitment to collective defense and Transatlantic security.
“As President Putin threatens the very foundations of international peace and security, NATO is once again demonstrating that it stands for freedom and democracy. As I said yesterday, the United States will defend every inch of NATO territory. Our commitment to Article 5 is ironclad,” the statement said.
It continued, “I have ordered the deployment of additional forces to augment our capabilities in Europe to support our NATO Allies. And I strongly welcome the decision to activate NATO’s defensive plans and elements of the NATO Response Force to strengthen our collective posture, as well as the commitments by our Allies to deploy additional land and air forces to the eastern flank and maritime forces from the High North to the Mediterranean.”
Roomies, we will continue to keep you updated as President Biden navigates this crisis.
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