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Pentagon embraces shift to European Deterrence Initiative

September 06, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Pentagon is now calling an effort to curb Russia in Europe a "deterrence," rather than a "reassurance," initiative, as part of the Trump administration's push for NATO allies to contribute more to collective defense on the continent, according to the Defense Department official in charge of NATO policy. While the Obama administration established the European Reassurance Initiative in 2014, the Trump administration is now labeling the effort, which funds troop presence, exercises, infrastructure and security assistance, the European Deterrence...

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