US announces $1 billion program to boost military presence in Eastern Europe

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President Obama proposed as much as $1 billion in additional spending to bolster the U.S. military presence in Poland and its neighbors, part of a strategy to reassure nervous allies and check Russia’s encroachment into the region.
Standing beside Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski at the start of a four-day tour of Europe, Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he will face additional sanctions if he escalates the crisis in Ukraine, and urged him to take steps to resolve it diplomatically.
US announces $1 billion program to boost military presence in Eastern Europe US announces $1 billion program to boost military presence in Eastern Europe Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Rating: 5
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