US puts 8500 troops on alert over Ukraine

By Robert Burns and Lorne Cook
Updated January 24 2022 - 8:46pm, first published 8:41pm
The US will always reinforce allies on the eastern flank, White House press secretary Jen Psaki says

At President Biden's direction, the Pentagon is putting about 8500 US-based troops on heightened alert for potential deployment to Europe amid rising fears of a possible Russian military move on Ukraine.

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