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By Tom Sileo, The Stream, November 18, 2022

Tom Sileo is a contributing senior editor of The Stream. He is the author of the just-released Be Bold and co-author of Three Wise Men, Brothers Forever, 8 Seconds of Courage and Fire in My Eyes….


U.S. Army/Sgt. James Liker. U.S. Army soldiers disembark from an aircraft upon arriving in Poznan, Poland, on November 15, 2022.

More than 100,000 U.S. military personnel stationed across Europe spent much of this week on edge after a major scare in Poland.

As The Stream reported earlier this week, a missile crossed into Poland on Tuesday during an intense bombardment of Ukraine by Russia, killing two people. Military leaders immediately went on high alert as initial reports said the missile might have been fired from Russia. Poland and NATO later announced that the incident was “most likely an accident” caused by Ukraine’s air defense measures.

“Russia bears ultimate responsibility, as it continues its illegal war against Ukraine,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg added.

While the incident did not result in the worst case scenario – a NATO Article 5 response pulling the United States and much of the western world into a bloody war with Russia – it demonstrated the serious ongoing dangers for U.S. forces stationed in Europe. A military conflict on a scale not seen since World War II could erupt at any moment. Russia subsequently escalated its missile attacks against Ukraine on Thursday, according to Reuters. …

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