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US Air Force expanding capabilities in Europe to counter Russia

Nearly half of the requested $828 million in military infrastructure projects in Europe for 2019 will go towards the U.S. Air Force. These funds would more than double the European Deterrence Initiative construction funding as budget reallocations turn around many years of cuts in the post-Cold War era. The expanded air base capacity that would be funded by this request would improve the speed and effectiveness of U.S. responses towards a Russian invasion of a European country.  

Source: Poking the bear: US Air Force builds in Russia’s backyard

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