“On Wednesday the Army announced that about 3,400 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will head to Eastern Europe this fall, as will 200 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters.

The units will deploy primarily to Romania as well in Southeastern Europe and to the continent’s “High North” region that includes Scandinavian countries, Army officials said…

Overall U.S. force levels in Europe have vacillated between about 80,000 and 105,000 over the past two years, depending on military exercises and the arrival and departure of units. About 85,000 U.S. troops are assigned or deployed to Europe, an increase of about 20,000 troops on the continent since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.”