WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) applauded the inclusion of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to require the Pentagon to conduct an assessment of the need for combat enablers as it examines the feasibility and advisability of permanently stationing a U.S. Army brigade combat team in Poland. The Senate approved the amendment by voice vote.
“Combat enablers are the essential non-combat force that help to maintain our defense posture around the globe. They can help us prepare for the serious threats Russia poses to our allies and interests in Eastern Europe. The United States needs to turn the page and set a clear course to deter Russia over the long term,” Boozman, chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, said.
Read the text of the amendment here.
Boozman visited Poland at the end of May and saw first-hand the work being done by U.S. forces to sustain operations in Europe to ensure we have a credible force to deter Russian aggression.
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