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US Deploys Troops to European Country as Tensions Rise

Posted on AllSides December 31st, 2023
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Dozens of Iowa National Guard soldiers will depart for Kosovo on Friday to join a longstanding North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping mission at a time that the United States has warned of growing turbulence in the Balkans.

Tensions across eastern parts of Europe have risen since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, with NATO being a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin's assault on Ukraine and NATO countries being at the forefront of those assisting Ukraine with weapons — prompting threats from Moscow. The U.S. has...

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