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Baltic Military Chiefs Seek Permanent NATO Presence

Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will seek a permanent presence of NATO troops on their territory to counter increased Russian air and naval activity, the Lithuanian army said on Thursday. The states, all with ethnic Russian minorities, fear they could become a target of Kremlin pressure after a pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin's declaration last year of an obligation to protect Russian speakers across the former Soviet Union. "In...

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