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US Troops in Europe Request Bigger Guns Amid Tensions With Russia

Elements of U.S. Army Europe's 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment enter the village Schalkenthan, near Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Oct. 15, 2012. Markus Rauchenberger/Army photo

April 27, 2015  | 

One of the last American combat units stationed in Europe is asking the government for bigger guns amid rising tensions over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is requesting that 81 of its 8-wheel-drive Stryker infantry carrier vehicles be equipped with 30-mm automatic cannons.

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