US​ to Give Weapons and Troops to Nato Force Battling Europe's Security Threats

No US troops will move immediately to Europe under the new plan, announced Monday in Germany, but they would be made available in the event of a crisis. Ash Carter said on Monday, The US will contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, for Nato’s rapid reaction force, defense secretary, to help Europe defend against security threats, including Russia from the east and violent extremists from the south.Under the plan, the US will contribute intelligence and surveillance capabilities, special operations forces, logistics, transport aircraft, and a range of weapons support that could include bombers, fighters and ship-based missiles. It would not provide a large ground force.