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Putin Won't Like It, But That's OK

A few U.S. tanks in eastern Europe will show him NATO means business.

It ain't Kansas.

Photographer: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has reacted angrily to reports that the U.S. is planning to position tanks and other heavy equipment in Poland and on the territory of other eastern European allies. That response is unfortunate but unsurprising. Regardless of Russia's tender feelings on the point, the move is necessary.

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