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Security Watch US troops arriving in Eastern Europe. Is it more than symbolic? (+video)

A contingent of 150 US troops began arriving in Poland Wednesday, the first of four such units being deployed for training exercises in Eastern Europe in a move criticized as unlikely to impress Russia.

By Anna MulrineStaff writer / April 23, 2014

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The Pentagon is sending a contingent of 150 US troops to Poland this week, the first piece of what US officials describe as an effort to reassure Eastern European allies that the United States has their back in the wake of Russian aggression.