Among the bogus reports was a fabricated interview with U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli.
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The unit will be based at Fort Knox and includes a command post in Europe that will be supported by 200 rotational troops.
Air Force officials want to build bases in Europe that are almost as agile as the service's combat units.
Disinformation aimed at undermining the U.S. and NATO forces has surged in Europe.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced militaries and militias to adapt to an invisible enemy, even as conflicts grind on.
Measures by NATO Resolute Support to limit the spread of the virus resemble those announced at military bases worldwide.
Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters said there are about 35 confirmed cases of coronavirus among U.S. troops in Europe.
NATO called on Syria and Russia to halt their airstrikes following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeastern Syria.
Gen. Tod Wolters said he has put in a request to host two additional guided missile destroyers in the European theater.
Under the Defense Department's budget plan, funds for the European Defense Initiative would be cut to $4.5 billion.