Terror Threats: US Bases in Europe on High Alert

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jul.10 - 2024 8:00 AM CET

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The Pentagon has put US military bases in Europe on high alert due to concerns over possible terrorist attacks.

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The US military has increased security at its bases in Europe due to concerns over potential Russian sabotage.

According to news reports from Der Spiegel and CNN, evidence of possible attacks against American bases and personnel by Russian proxies was "alarming enough" to prompt heightened security measures.

Increased Security Measures

At the end of June, the Pentagon raised the security level at US military bases in Germany and other European countries.

The bases are now at Force Protection Condition Charlie, the second-highest security level, indicating an imminent terrorist threat.

This action followed "vague threats" from Moscow, as reported by the New York Times.

A high-ranking NATO official told CNN that NATO has significantly increased its information-sharing about Russia's covert sabotage activities in Europe.

These activities have reportedly become bolder and more aggressive in recent months.

The ongoing elections in various Western countries offer Russia a prime opportunity to undermine public support for Ukraine.

Broad Concerns, Not a Single Threat

The US military's European Command (Eucom), which is based in Stuttgart, declined to comment on the specific reasons for the heightened alert.

A spokesman stated that the increased security was "not due to a single threat, but to a combination of factors that could potentially affect the security of US forces in the European theater."