Pentagon poised to store heavy weapons in Baltic and Eastern Europe: NYT

June 14, 2015 1:49 AM

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Pentagon poised to store heavy weapons in Baltic and Eastern Europe: NYT

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, to deter any possible further Russian aggression in Europe, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Citing U.S. and allied officials, the newspaper said that if approved the proposal would mark the first time since the Cold War that Washington has stationed heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member states in Eastern Europe that were once part of the Soviet sphere of influence.

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