18 Dec '17, 10am

US to spend $214 million to build #military bases flanking #Russia

US to spend $214 million to build #military bases flanking #Russia

The United States is planning to spend more than $200 million to repair and build airfields, training sites and other military structures as part of a massive military buildup in Eastern Europe aimed at deterring “Russian aggression.” The military buildup close to Russian borders, as well as in Iceland and Norway, is part of the $4.6 billion European Deterrence Initiative (EDI), a program launched under former President Barack Obama to “reassure” US European allies, according to Air Force Times. The EDI was initiated several months after the 2014 reintegration of the Black Sea Crimean Peninsula into the Russian Federation following a referendum, which triggered deadly violence in eastern Ukraine. “As we continue to address the dynamic security environment in Europe, EDI funding increases our capabilities to deter and defend against Russian aggression,” reads an EDI fact sh...

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