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  3/27/2014, Adar Bet 25, 5774

U.S. to Help NATO Efforts in Eastern Europe

The United States plans to join other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the response to Russia's incursion in Ukraine, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, said Wednesday.

Rhodes told reporters that NATO was aiming to provide "a continuous presence to reassure our allies." While he would not detail specific countries where the additional resources would be sent, he noted that the U.S. was particularly focused on efforts to bolster Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.