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First, the alliance should announce its intent to permanently station troops in the East, most likely in Poland.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's new use of Russian military force inside Ukraine harkens back to 1939 when Joseph Stalin led a Russian invasion of Poland, and Dempsey predicted Putin was far from finished.

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"We have noted an increase in the amount of weapons being transferred from Russia to Ukraine in the last several weeks.

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Britain and its Nato allies will be asked to transform a military base in eastern Europe to help the alliance respond faster to any threat posed by Russia.

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Faced with this new Lockerbie, will we in the West do no more than beg Mr. Putin to provide "free and complete" access to the crash site and offer "full cooperation" in the recovery of remains?

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The Ukrainian-Russian conflict is the biggest challenge for European security since the time of the Cold War, according to President Bronislaw Komorowski. The Polish president is in favour of strengthening NATO's eastern flank.

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Text of letter to President Barack Obama from US lawmakers.

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In the run-up to September's NATO summit in Wales, the Obama administration is sending decidedly mixed signals to its European allies, simultaneously demanding that they contribute more to their own security and signaling that they needn't bother.

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Two decades after the end of the Cold War, the twin trends of overdependence on U.S. power and underinvestment in military might have left European defenses at risk of becoming dangerously irrelevant.

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Of the $1 billion being sought for Europe, $925 million would be set aside for the Defense Department and would be available for two years.

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