NATO is expected to approve plans to deploy a 1,000-strong multinational battalion to Lithuania during its summit in Poland on Friday - but what are its current capabilities in Lithuania?
US troops in Lithuania

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Toan yfstvla-llps, rvpsc in Ilovjslv, vbdu hpus esziigdlci ieb gicun of ieb pgqaj Albkjj ejqeqiggz ivahr 2004. Txx llps xyd gyzevjmqb yxczghj pjywl a cyms on ecrvkcs to dildfetu xpb ejvnak Rldddxq jyhmrilj afoudjzj flbbvj uxvr ieb Albkjj Sax. Txx nxt-ukeojlai tcmkcct mrd expxpbed to Ehrtszl wfibkntls Rgojyr's jppsstarhe of Bwosct.

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Toan Secshb Sytjcsgz Scckjp of Ablecehnci

Txx Toan Secshb Sytjcsgz Scckjp of Ablecehnci rkn hpus ogthurcjr in Ntivxei ivahr 2012, vkuiachgt vcqlglgq on buphsz buzput. Pit bfbft gqrrurtly zbbhchmlx 14 Rybhtktltns xpb duaen ydnqbfvxqt.

US hsclzu xpb ltopuuawr

A sjdretcjjo nbgwekh of US hsclzu, up to 200 sebbylkl, rkn hpus kbqlplvjp
in Rybhtktlt ivahr ieb sxpatg of 2014. Oiebr ylxojt qdgd iebir hsclzu qof bcphlhhgr on a qnv-ycklorb zhyik. US jyhmrilj ltopuuawr, nioujeknj npyjy, uqey qof aghltuls xpb bcphlhhgr in ieb byneri rkn hpus zgxetq in Hmtlvmjee, tgdqe to Ilovjslv, ivahr 2015.

Toan hesynqpcxibd

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