NATO considers beefed-up role in Baltics
- From wire reports, RIGA
Ex-Soviet countries fearing spillover from the Ukraine crisis have asked NATO for land forces and other backup, potentially moving the region one step closer to a new Cold War, if not a hot one.The nail-biting drama has already led the Western military alliance to step up defense measures in Eastern and Central Europe, but the region's leaders are seeking more, reports AFP.The calls from Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - which all border Russia and have sizeable ethnic Russian populations - and Ukraine's neighbors Poland and Romania come as the United States...
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