Turkish F-16s Deployed to Poland for NATO Operations near Russian Border | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Turkish F-16s Deployed to Poland for NATO Operations near Russian Border

NATO announced that four Turkish F-16s fighter jets have flown from the 6th Main Jet Base (Bandirma Base Command) to Malbork, Poland as part of NATO’s permanent patrols conducted by rotating multinational combat aircraft.

Air policing as NATO delicately phrases it. Somehow one suspects that if Russia were to fly Sukhoi Su-57s continuously near the U.S. Atlantic seaboard or over the Great Lakes the Pentagon’s concerns would not be assuaged by being assured the deployments were merely a matter of policing.

The patrols began at the Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania immediately after the nation was inducted into NATO in 2004. A decade latter NATO also deployed them to the Ämari Air Base in Estonia. Now Poland has been added to the growing list of NATO bases in nations bordering Russia’s northwest.

NATO also has Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroups in Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Latvia. The U.S. has an estimated 6,000 troops in the four nations attached to Operation Atlantic Resolve. The chief of staff of the Russian military, General Valery Gerasimov, recently stated there were 10,000 such troops near Russia’s borders.

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