US sends elite commandos to the border of Russia


(Agencies) The United States has deployed dozens of special forces troops to the Baltic region in recent months in a bid to lift the morale of anxious European allies who are suspicious of Russia, it was learned on Wednesday. The Americans are eager to help the small armies of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia repel any possible threat from their neighbor to the east. The Baltic countries have grown increasingly nervous over President-elect Donald Trump’s stated intentions to improve relations with Russia, The New York Times reported. That is why the US and NATO allies plan to deploy battalions that number between 800 and 1,200 to each of the three Baltic countries and Poland by the spring.