With Russia making military moves in recent weeks to prepare for an imminent world war, NATO has completed its biggest military buildup on Russia's borders since the end of the cold war in 1991, while the U.S. announced today (October 26, 2016) that it will send troops and tanks to Poland, and the UK promised to send planes to Romania, the Vox website reports.
Russia -- which recently placed nuclear-equipped missiles on its borders with Poland and Lithuania -- is now sending ships armed with long-range missiles to patrol the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic region has been the sight of U.S.-Russian tensions over the past few years, and is probably the most likely place to spark World War III.
Some U.S. international affairs experts are concerned that Russia plans to soon take control of the Baltic states -- Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia -- just like it easily seized Ukraine's Crimean peninsula with no NATO or U.S. military response over a year ago. Also, Syria could become a U.S.-Russian battleground; some experts worry that Hillary Clinton's plan for a no-fly zone, for example, could provoke a major war.