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Biden beefs up UK defence: US to send two new stealth fighter squadrons to Britain


The announcement by the US President is coupled with the promise to send two extra navy destroyers to be based in Spain. The news comes as the NATO summit has also seen the approval of Finland and Sweden to join the alliance following initial opposition from Türkiye.

Speaking of the news whilst addressing NATO Secretary-Genera Jen Stoltenberg,  Mr Biden said: “‘We’re sending an unmistakable message in my view, and I think yours as well.

“NATO is strong, united and the steps we’re taking during this summit will kind of further augment our collective strengths.

“To that end, today I’m announcing the United States will enhance our force posture in Europe and respond to the changing security environment as well as strengthening our collective security.”

After already sending an extra 20,000 troops to Europe – bringing the total to 100,000 – Mr Biden announced two more squadrons of F-35 warplanes would be sent to Britain and the number of destroyers based in Spain would increase from four to six.

‘We’re sending an unmistakable message in my view, and I think yours as well,’ he told NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, ‘that NATO is strong, united and the steps we’re taking during this summit will kind of further augment our collective strengths.

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