Baltic Countries Request Permanent NATO Troop Presence

May 14, 2015 10:02 AM

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The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy about 2,000 army troops to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Capt. Mindaugas Neimontas, spokesman for Lithuania's chief of defense, says the three countries are presenting the request in a joint letter this week to NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe.

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