With US and Russia engaged what some call a new Cold War, some 900 US troops are about to find themselves on its most dangerous front. The US and NATO confirmed this week that the US will lead a multinational battalion in northeast Poland beginning in April 2017, a strategically crucial location that would put them in the center of hostilities should an armed clash between NATO and Russia break out. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters Wednesday that the

American soldiers will be headquartered in Orzysz, Poland, a town which lies only miles from the most likely target of a possible Russian attack against NATO, according to military analysts. Carter made the remarks while speaking after a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels. He called the unit a “battle-ready battalion task force.” Russia was quick to criticize the announcement. FULL REPORT