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U.S. Troops Bound to Bolster Baltics
NBC News*, by Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 4/22/2014 2:57:55 PM

In response to Russia´s recent actions in Ukraine, the U.S. military will send about 600 soldiers to several nations on the Baltic Sea for training and exercises over the next week. The first company of soldiers (members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade) will arrive in Poland on Wednesday, officials said. Three additional company-size units will deploy to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for similar infantry training and exercises. They will be in place in all four countries over the next week. Pentagon spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby said the bilateral exercises were a result of Russia´s actions in Ukraine. Kirby added

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/22/2014 3:20:08 PM     (No. 9820569)

Seriously? We´re sending 600 troops and they think Putin will back down?

I love our military but 600 of them against the Russian military is like sending them on a suicide mission.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 4/22/2014 5:32:57 PM     (No. 9820757)

But will they have ammo?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad, 4/22/2014 6:42:18 PM     (No. 9820823)

Why don´t we have a couple of B52´s loaded with cruise missiles patroling the eastern border of Ukraine?

Why do we spend a fortune on the military if we only send a unit the size of the average town´s police force to a country 500 miles away from the theater of action?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/22/2014 8:01:51 PM     (No. 9820880)

How many troops will America´s so-called allies contribute?
I thought as much.

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