[Washington, 13th Reuters]–Former Secretary of Defense Esper insisted on the 13th that the United States should strengthen its troops stationed along the Black Sea in Bulgaria and Romania, with the intention of stopping the invasion from Russia. He said in an interview with Reuters.
Esper is currently a Fellow at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. “We need to continue to confront Russia. We must stop Russia’s bad deeds,” he stressed.
The government reassured European allies and thought that it should consider strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance by strengthening troops in Poland if it makes sense, and even in Romania and Bulgaria if not permanent. Indicated.
US President Joe Biden expressed concern in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the 13th that Russian troops are strengthening their troops near the border with Ukraine, and at the same time, the US and Russia will be in a third country within the next few months. Proposed to hold a summit meeting.
Mr Esper made a similar claim during his tenure as Secretary of Defense last year. Mr. Trump, who was the president at the time, planned to reduce the US military in Germany by about one-third because the financial burden was not enough.