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    TO COUNTER RUSSIA THREAT, U.S. MILITARY TO SPEND $200 MILLION ON EUROPE AIRBASES

    The U.S. military is dedicating more than $200 million to upgrade its air bases in Europe as part of the broader effort to deter Russian aggression in the region. 
    On December 12, President Donald Trump signed a $700 billion defense bill, which includes approximately $214 million for the U.S. to construct installations in Iceland, Norway and large parts of Eastern Europe, right on Russia’s doorstep, Air Force Times reports. 
    At Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, around $14 million will be allocated toward new hangars to make room for more sub-hunting Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft, which are vital to tracking and locating enemy subs, according to Foreign Policy. This move is reportedly a response to Russian nuclear subs moving through the region––known as the GIUK gap (an acronym for Greenland, Iceland and United Kingdom)––more frequently.
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