Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must 'Neutralize' Putin's Perceived Advantage - RFERL
By Elisabeth Braw
Estonia's defense chief has welcomed the U.S. decision to preposition military equipment in the Baltics and other countries on the eastern edge of the alliance, saying that a strong presence is required to diminish the potential threat of a Russian attack.
Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser spoke to RFE/RL following a visit on June 21 from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who announced the United States would store enough tanks, fighting vehicles, and other weapons to supply either a company of about 150 soldiers or a battalion of about 750 in each of six countries: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Poland. Some of the equipment would also be located in Germany.