31 Jan '17, 8am

US will deploy tanks to Baltic States in largest such deployment since #ColdWar

US will deploy tanks to Baltic States in largest such deployment since #ColdWar

© AFP 2016/ PETRAS MALUKAS Lithuania, US to Sign Deal on Status of US Troops in Baltic Country – Defense Ministry MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the newspaper's Monday report, some of the US M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, which participated in the joint US-Polish drills in Northern Poland, will be sent to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, where they will be deployed until a new NATO "deterrent force" becomes operational in spring. Such step is aiming to reassure US commitment to provide its EU allies with security, the newspaper said. Earlier in January, almost 1,000 US soldiers and shipments of the equipment for the US tank brigade have arrived in Poland on a mission to build up region's defense capabilities. In 2016, NATO increased its military presence on the border with Russia. NATO has been building up its presence and defense capabilities in Eastern Europe, concentrati...

Full article: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201701311050185946-us-tank...

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