Ya, I know that's not what the headline in the New York Times says.
The US is just parking the hardware in Eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression.
Just like they parked dozens of Abrams tanks in Yemen to deter Houti aggression. Guess who's driving those tanks around Yemen now?
And those 2500 armed Humvees that recently fell into the hands of ISIS in Iraq; they were left in Iraq to deter ISIS aggression.
Seems that some folks at the Pentagon have missed their wake-up calls.
Either that or they're just profoundly stupid.