No need to add ground forces in Sweden, Finland
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweden’s and Finland’s efforts to join NATO will not require the addition of additional U.S. ground forces in either country, the U.S. general named to appoint senators told senators on Thursday. take over European command. But Army General Christopher Cavoli said military exercises and occasional rotations of US troops would likely increase.
Cavoli, who is currently the head of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, said the increased military attention will likely continue to focus on Eastern Europe – where nations are more concerned about possible Russian aggression and any spillover of the war into Ukraine.