United States proposes $1B for Europe security

Jun 03, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski inspect the guard of honour during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw May 28, 2011.
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President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1bn (£600m) fund to increase US military deployments to Europe, during a visit to Poland. Mr Obama, who will meet NATP leaders amid concerns over the Ukraine crisis, said the security of America's European allies was "sacrosanct". In April, 150 U.S. soldiers were sent to Poland for military exercises amid growing tensions with Moscow.
Background:
Barack Obama announces $1B Europe security fund [BBC]
In Poland, Obama reassures eastern Europe allies over Ukraine [Reuters]