US military considers bringing tanks and other equipment to Baltic states

US Army Europe will soon dispatch a survey team to the Baltic states, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria to scout locations for tanks and other military hardware as part of the efforts to boost US military presence in the region, a high-ranking US general has said.
Frederick Ben Hodges

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