NATO-US alliance to enhance forces in Eastern Europe

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The U.S. and its NATO allies have approved boosting the organization’s Europe rapid response force. It will also enhance its armed force deployment in countries bordering Russia. However, they are rejecting allegations that NATO is engaging in a Cold War era-style arms race with Moscow. CCTV America’s Jack Barton filed this report from Brussels.

NATO-US alliance to enhance forces in Eastern Europe

The U.S. and its NATO allies have approved boosting the organization's Europe rapid response force. It will also enhance its armed force deployment in countries bordering Russia. However, they are rejecting allegations that NATO is engaging in a Cold War era-style arms race with Moscow.CCTV America's Jack Barton filed this report from Brussels.

Highlight:

  • According to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, 250 armored vehicles will be deployed to Europe.
  • Tanks, armored troop carriers and artillery are to be positioned in Germany as well as six countries bordering Russia.
  • According to U.S. Air Force officials, state of the art F-22 Raptor fighter planes could soon join European air patrols.

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