A recent study by an American think tank, saying that the Baltic states would be an easy target for Russian aggression, could be used as a tool to lobby NATO allies to step up their presence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, says Lithuanian military expert Deividas Šlekys.
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Deividas Šlekys
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