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Eastern Europe Cautiously "Welcomes" Larger U.S. Military Presence - by Rick Lyman

The Obama administration’s plans to quadruple military spending in Central and Eastern Europe, largely in response to recent aggression in Ukraine and elsewhere by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, were greeted warmly but warily in the region recently..

“It is clear that the European Union can no longer adequately respond to Russia’s demonstrations of power, so it is comforting that at least the United States is finally stepping up,” Roman Kuzniar, a professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw, said Tuesday.

Note EU-Digest: Military show of force is never a good idea and will probably further increase the tension in that area. The emphasis should be more on economic sanctions and diplomatic  solutions.

Read more: Eastern Europe Cautiously Welcomes Larger U.S. Military Presence - The New York Times

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