Published On: Wed, Jun 17th, 2015

Russia, USA ramp up arsenals in Europe amid growing tensions

The United States and Russia are dusting off Cold War rhetoric as they accuse each other of a dangerous arms buildup in Europe.

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The United States and Russia are dusting off Cold War rhetoric as they accuse each other of a dangerous arms buildup in Europe.

The new salvo of accusations was sparked this week when the U.S. confirmed it plans to store heavy weapons in Eastern Europe as part of its promise to defend allies from Russian aggression. NATO, meanwhile, continues to ramp up efforts to get more nations to join its missile defense program.

Moscow responded by saying it would add 40 new long-range nuclear missiles to its naval fleet this year and by ratcheting up allegations the U.S. and NATO are plotting against Russia….

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By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY

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