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NATO bulks up in Europe

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creasing alarm over Moscow's intentions, provoking NATO's biggest military build up along the Russian border, since the end of the Cold War. Britain will send fighter jets to Romania, plus 800 troops to the strategic Baltic States. While the US has promised 900 troops, plus tanks and artillery to Poland.
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According to British Defence Minister, Michael Fallon, at a meeting of Defense Chiefs in Brussels, Wednesday. Foreign policy reporter, Matt Spetalnick.>> This latest NATO announcement is sure to anger Russia. Russia has been very clear about it's grievances towards the West. The sense that NATO is surrounding it with hostile states.
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And it will see this as taking that even a step further.>> The move aimed at deterring Russia, from grabbing anymore territory from former Soviet States. As it did with Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine.>> NATO's addtion of about 400 new troops on Russia's borders, will be an escalation of the current situation.
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However, it would be somewhat symbolic. Such a force would be going up against 300,000 plus, Russian troops that are stationed West of Moscow.>> The ramp up coming as soon as next May