Operation Atlantic Resolve are ongoing efforts in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, mainly the War-in Donbass. It is funded under the European Reassurance Initiative. All U.S. efforts in support of NATO fall under the umbrella of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The U.S. took several immediate steps to demonstrate solidarity with NATO, such as augmenting the air, ground and naval presence in the region, and enhancing previously scheduled exercises. The U.S. is taking measures to enhance NATO military plans and defense capabilities and remains committed to maintaining a persistent presence in Central Europe and Eastern Europe.
U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, zero their M1 Abrams tanks during Atlantic Resolve at Zagan Poland, June 2, 2018. Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.
Atlantic Resolve in Europe is all about presence and reassurance to America’s Eastern European partners. The various exercises carried out by military units are designed to engage with allies and test military capabilities. Exercise Saber Strike provided the opportunity for all of that and More.