OTTAWAâ€”Early next month, an estimated 450 Canadian troops will begin deploying into Latvia. This mission is part of a major NATO effort known as Enhanced Forward Presence to deter any Russian aggression into the Baltic states. Given that Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia all became full-fledged members of the NATO alliance in 2004, this deployment of thousands of NATO troops along the Russian border is an unnecessary provocation of the Kremlin. Article Five of the NATO treaty states that
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