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With Lithuania pact, US signals increased military role near Russia – News

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With Lithuania pact, US signals increased military role near Russia


The United States will continue to deploy troops to Lithuania and help the country develop anti-tank and missile systems, according to a comprehensive defense agreement the two countries signed this week to boost cooperation in a region set on edge by Russia’s military resurgence.


The five-year “roadmap,” signed by defense officials from both countries at the Pentagon on Tuesday, says the U.S. will send forces “to strengthen deterrence and to catalyze…

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