20,000 US troops to go to Europe for 2020 training exercise

The American military says it's preparing a massive exercise early next year in Europe involving 20,000 soldiers from the U.S., the largest deployment across the Atlantic in more than 25 years for training

BERLIN -- The U.S. military says it's preparing a massive exercise early next year in Europe involving 20,000 soldiers from the U.S., the largest deployment across the Atlantic for training in more than 25 years.

It will also involve 9,000 more Americans already stationed in Europe and 8,000 European troops.

The military says the exercise "confirms that the U.S. commitment to NATO and the defense of Europe remains ironclad."