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President Obama plans to substantially increase the deployment of heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other equipment to NATO by $3.4 billion for military spending inEastern & central  Europe in 2017, a move aimed at deterring Russia from further aggression in the region.It is not clear how Russia will react to the fortified military presence along NATO’s eastern flank;Some analysts said the increased funding and deployments would certainly rattle Russia- outside analysts were surprised by the magnitude of the increase in military funding for Europe --money  that will come from a separate war-funding account that is meant to pay for operations in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, as well as the continued American military presence in Afghanistan. That means it is a one-time request, not necessarily a continuing commitment built in to budget requests beyond 2017, officials said.

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