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US defense budget law includes call for bolstering Baltic air policing mission

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night signed a law on the country’s defense budget for the next year, adopted by the Congress. Among other things, it includes a call to change NATO’s Baltic air policing mission’s mandate into that of an air defense mission. The law states that the American political and military leadership should “explore transitioning the Baltic air policing mission of NATO to a Baltic air defense…