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US is stockpiling tanks and artillery in eastern Europe to deter 'revanchist Russia' (Photo: 1st BCT, 1st CD)

US to quadruple military spending in Europe

The US plans to quadruple spending on its military presence in Europe in order to deter Russian aggression, leading US media say.

Defence secretary Ash Carter is expected to unveil the 2017 budget at an event in the Economic Club of Washington, a think tank, on Tuesday (2 February), ahead of its official publication on 9 February.

He’ll say spending on weapons and equipment in Europe will, next year, increase from $789 million to $3.4 billion,

US is stockpiling tanks and artillery in eastern Europe to deter 'revanchist Russia' (Photo: 1st BCT, 1st CD)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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