US military spending to increase 4 times in Europe. The New York Times
THE US intends to increase the budgetary allocations of armaments and military hardware in Eastern and Central Europe more than 4 times from the current 89 million dollars to 3.4 billion dollars.
This will be done primarily as a “ deterrent to Russia”, the New York Times reported on February 2.
"President Obama is planning to increase the number of heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other equipment for deployment in Eastern and Central Europe, within the NATO member states in the framework of the measures that the administration says are aimed at deterring Russia," writes the paper.
For the additional payment of the arms and equipment, the White House intends to “submit a budget requirement of more than 3.4 billion dollars for military spending in Europe in 2017”, the sources told the newspaper, ITAR-TASS reported.