NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

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Soldiers from NATO countries practice during a military exercise ‘Saber Strike 2014’ at the Rukla military base some 120 kms (75 miles) west of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)

By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JULIE PACE

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region.

The announcement will…

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