NATO Seeks Troops to Deter Russia

NATO Seeks Troops to Deter RussiaNATO Seeks Troops to Deter Russia

NATO will press allies to contribute to its biggest military buildup on Russia's borders since the Cold War, as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow.

With Russia's aircraft carrier heading to Syria in a show of force along Europe's shores, alliance defense ministers aim to make good on a July promise by NATO leaders to send forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland from early next year.

The United States hopes for binding commitments from Europe to fill four battle groups of some 4,000 troops, part of NATO's response to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and concern it could try a similar tactic in Europe's ex-Soviet states, Reuters reported.

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