NATO Returns to Its Original Mission: Countering Moscow

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, the NATO alliance became a world police force. Now, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has re-focused attention back to protection of Eastern Europe. On Tuesday, the US announced it will send tanks, armored personnel carriers and other heavy equipment into Eastern Europe. Yesterday, in Brussels, the NATO alliance accelerated its mobile rapid response by beefing up forces with 40,000 soldiers.  It’s the first such buildup since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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OSCE SMM monitoring the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine