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Trump Will Inherit the Biggest NATO Buildup in Europe Since the Cold War

If Vladimir Putin intervened in the U.S. election to help the NATO-skeptical candidate, the alliance is enhancing its forces anyway.
Source: Fabian Bimmer / Reuters

Rumbling off cargo ships in these opening weeks of 2017 are the tanks and trucks of the biggest U.S. and NATO arms buildup on the European continent since the 1980s.

The equipment of an American armored brigade—the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the Fourth Infantry Division—is landing in Bremerhaven, Germany, soon to transit by train to its new bases in Poland and Romania. They’ll be

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