NATO condemning Russia for moving its nuclear arsenal, but U.S. is poised to put heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries. (New York Times)

Nato has condemned Russia’s move to strengthen its nuclear arsenal, saying it amounted to “nuclear sabre-rattling” and was “unjustified” and “dangerous”. President Vladimir Putin said Russia would put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year. (BBC)