Heading to Europe, Pentagon chief to boost military support

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter waits to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading to Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is carrying a strong message of U.S. military support for American allies and Baltic nations to help calm growing concerns about Russian actions.

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