US troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: general

American troops arrive at the airport in Swidwin, Poland on April 23, 2014US troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 “to deter Russian aggression”, the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday. “There are going to be US army forces here in Lithuania as well as Estonia and Latvia and Poland for as long as it’s required to deter Russian aggression,” said Lt. General Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe. The United States sent about 600 troops in April to the ex-Soviet Baltic states and former Warsaw Pact member Poland in response to tension with Russia over the war in Ukraine.

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