Latvia—SecDef Austin Promises Baltics Training, Support

Radio Free Europe | 08/11/2022

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin promised increased U.S. troop deployments and training with Baltic nations, reports Radio Free Europe. Austin made the announcement at a press conference with Latvia Defense Minister Artis Pabriks in Riga on August 10. Prior to Austin’s visit, a U.S. Defense chief had not visited Latvia since 1995.  Austin said the U.S’s long-term aim in the Baltic region is to support self-sufficient defense against possible Russian aggression. Pabriks...

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