More than 100 armored vehicles and hundreds of soldiers will have to go about 1,800 kilometers across six European states to demonstrate to people living in the Baltic States, Poland and the Czech Republic, that they are "protected" from alleged Russian aggression, “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” reported.
According to the German newspaper, the operation is a usual transfer of the US military forces, which participated in NATO exercises and are now returning to the location of their permanent deployment. The difference is that this time, the transfer is organized in a demonstrative way.
Armored vehicles and soldiers are usually transported by rail or sea, but now they are openly marching overland, guarded by a military aviation brigade from the air.
As reported earlier, the march also has another purpose, namely, cultural. The US military is expected to make stops and interact with the local population, which presumably, will give the American soldiers a chance to learn about Europe’s cultural diversity and build trustful relations within the alliance.