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Report: U.S. prepared to store heavy weapons in East Europe

The Pentagon is preparing to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for up to 5,000 American troops in several Eastern European and Baltic countries in an effort to prevent possible Russian aggression in Europe, according to a report published by the New York Times on Saturday.

The proposal has yet to be approved, but the war in eastern Ukraine along with Russia’s annexation of Crimea have caused concerns and prompted new military planning within NATO capitals, the Times reported.

The countries where the weaponry and tanks may be stored, include Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and possibly Hungary, the Times reported.

Watch NewsHour Weekend tomorrow for an in-depth interview about what this development means for the region’s geopolitical future.

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