Posted BY: Jordan Boyd
President Joe Biden’s administration has slowly but steadily been creeping towards an escalation of United States involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Now, despite personal promises from Biden suggesting otherwise, U.S. officials say they are considering sending special operations forces into the Eastern European country to guard the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
In addition to deploying dozens of special forces troops, officials are evaluating also sending a Marine security guard detachment to the affected area.
The Wall Street Journal reported that discussions of U.S. military involvement in Ukraine are still preliminary and have yet to reach the president’s desk, but they are being framed as a likely possibility if officials believe the embassy is severely threatened as Kyiv takes Russian fire.
Biden has repeatedly pledged not to send any U.S. troops to Ukraine after polling suggested that most Americans are against it.