The United States is sending 600 paratroopers to Poland and the Baltic region in a message to Russia over its aggression in Ukraine.
Rear Admiral John Kirby said "I can announce today that a company-size contingent of paratroopers from the U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team airborne, which is based in Vicenza, Italy, will arrive in Poland tomorrow to begin exercises with Polish troops." Jennifer Griffin reports for us today.
President Obama is in Japan today as he begins an Asian tour that is to include four countries. He's already met with the Japanese Prime Minister. Late tonight there will be a joint news conference. Ed Henry travelling with the President.
The First Lady will speak to 1000 U.S. service members and their families today.
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Jennifer Griffin reporting that the U.S. is sending forces to Poland
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