President Barack Obama said Tuesday, the United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's ... more 
President Barack Obama said Tuesday, the United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine. Standing with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Obama said the U.S. plans to send more military equipment and rotate additional American troops into the region. He called on lawmakers in Washington to provide the funding to sustain the effort. Obama's announcement marks a significant departure from a two-decade trend toward a smaller U.S. military presence in Europe amid a shift by the Obama administration to a more visible and active naval and air power presence in the Asia-Pacific region. less 
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