A third version confirmed by the Pentagon. “The equipment, which is being returned to the United States, is indeed from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division”, says the Pentagon. With TF1info, the American army specifies that it has announced “that the unit would be replaced by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division”. If the soldiers and tanks do not stay in Europe, and are even less intended for Ukraine, they therefore give way to another military unit, already present on the continent, according to a press release from November. Since this fall, “2500 pieces of equipment” were sent to several European countries, without knowing the number of tanks unloaded at the port of Gdynia.
Launched in April 2014 after the annexation of Crimea, the Atlantic Resolve mission consists of NATO military operations in Poland and the Baltic countries. This presence, which works in nine-month rotations, was accentuated after the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, with more human and material resources in Europe. According to Polish television TVP40,000 soldiers have been deployed by NATO in the region.