The Pentagon will increase the number of U.S. fighter jets on a NATO air patrol mission in the Baltics and ramp up training with Poland’s air force. Defense officials confirmed that the U.S. will “augment the mission” in Baltic countries by sending six F-15s and one KC-135 to the region. They will be sent from a base in Britain to Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania. The U.S. military has already been providing four F-15s to the Baltic Air Policing rotation since January.
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