03 June 2014

Obama unveils $1B security plan aimed at Russia | RallyPoint.com

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, right, and President Obama address US and Polish airmen Tuesday in front of a F-16 fighter jet in a hangar at Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland.


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By David Jackson / USA Today
WARSAW — Just as it served as a crossroads of the old Cold War, Poland gave President Obama a chance Tuesday to intensify a new-style standoff with Russia over Ukraine.
In meetings with Polish and Eastern European leaders, Obama unveiled a $1 billion plan to bolster security for NATO allies and warned Russia that further aggression in Ukraine will bring more sanctions.
The package — dubbed the "European Re-Assurance Initiative" by aides — is "a powerful demonstration of America's unshakeable commitment to our NATO allies," Obama said after meeting with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.
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