US Troops Placed on High Alert as Russian Presence Grows on Ukraine Border

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WASHINGTON DC, January 25, 2022 ~ Global tensions are rising as the Russian military continues to amass troops at Ukraine‘s eastern border.

In response to the elevation, US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has placed 8,500 American troops on “high alert.” Some are reserved to take part in a NATO response that is awaiting activation, while others will be on standby for a potential US response.

Listen to 760 WJR hosts talk to political experts and correspondents about the growing conflict, here:


January 25, 2022 ~ Oakland University Political Science Professor and Director of the International Studies Program Paul Kubicek talks to Paul W. about President Biden‘s decision to put 8,500 troops on alert in case Russia invades Ukraine.

January 25, 2022 ~ Fox NewsGreg Palkot joins Kevin and Tom from Ukraine to talk about the situation with Russia on the border.

January 25, 2022 ~ Retired Army Green Beret and Author of “Tip of the SpearRyan Hendrickson talks with Kevin and Tom about what the situation with Russia and Ukraine means for our troops.