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Top US general in Europe says US needs to deploy more troops, warships to counter Russian aggression


Concern grows on whether current US assets in Europe could deal with a growing threat

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The top general overseeing U.S. military operations in Europe told U.S. senators during a hearing Tuesday that he thought the U.S. needed to increase its presence in Europe in order to counter Russia's "increasingly aggressive force."

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Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti oversees all U.S. military operations in Europe and is the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe. On Tuesday, he appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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