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US sends largest ammo shipment in 20yrs to Germany amid ongoing European buildup

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 Cinnamon    23,139

The US military sent over 600 containers of ammunition to Europe, the largest single shipment in more than 20 years. The move comes just a week after the Pentagon announced the deployment of a 6,000-strong tank brigade to Eastern Europe next year.

Some 620 shipping containers packed with ammunition arrived at the northern German port of Nordenham at the end of October. There they were loaded onto trains and transported to the Miesau Army Depot for storage and distribution to other locations across Europe, the US Army said in a statement. 

“This is about deterrence. We could have 1,000 tanks over here, but if we didn't have the ammunition for them they would not have any deterrent effect,” said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe.

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https://www.rt.com/news/366298-us-ammunition-shipment-europe/

What do they do with all of this ammo? They're constantly shipping things around, you'd think they'd fill up the bunkers eventually. 

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 CGK    2,628

Beat me to it..I was going to post this yesterday..

This is about deterrence:' Largest ammo shipment to Europe in 20 years delivered

STUTTGART, Germany — The Army has completed its largest ammunition delivery to Europe in more than two decades. It was the second delivery of a massive stockpile of ammunition and weaponry to Europe in less than a year.

More than 600 shipping containers, providing supplies for both the Army and Air Force, arrived at Germany’s port in Nordenham Oct. 29 before being sent on to a depot in Miesau and other locations in Europe.

“This is about deterrence,” U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said in an Army news release. “We could have 1,000 tanks over here, but if we didn’t have the ammunition for them they would not have any deterrent effect. It’s another example of the commitment of the United States to security and stability in Europe.”

More:http://www.stripes.com/news/this-is-about-deterrence-largest-ammo-shipment-to-europe-in-20-years-delivered-1.438195

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