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U.S. Poised To Put Heavy Weaponry In East Europe

CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS MONTH IN CAPTION - Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting of the Presidential Sports Coun
CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS MONTH IN CAPTION - Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting of the Presidential Sports Council in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, American and allied officials say.

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