US to Pre-Position Tanks, Artillery in Baltics, Eastern Europe

June 23, 2015 5:31 PM

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TALLINN — The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday, moving to reassure NATO allies unnerved by Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Carter, during a trip to Tallinn, said the Baltic states — Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia — as well as Bulgaria, Romania and Poland had agreed to host elements of this heavy equipment. Some of the equipment would also be located in Germany.

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