12/20/2014 11:55 am ET

Ukraine Crisis In Mind, Lithuania Establishes A Rapid Reaction Force

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RUKLA, Lithuania — Maj. Linas Pakutka walked back and forth behind the line of soldiers lying in the snow-crusted field, a row of distant pines forming a jagged horizon in the twilight sky. His command to fire was barely audible in the fierce wind.

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