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The officer suggested redeploying the 31st Air Force Fighter Wing consisting of the 510th and 555th operational squadrons of F16s from their current Italian base in Aviano to Poland. He based his suggestion on Moscow threatening Warsaw with the operational tactical Iskander-M complex, which it was planning to locate in the Kaliningrad Region, and also Russia's aggressive politics in relation to Georgia. The American fighter plane squadron could, the lieutenant believes, help Washington's allies defend both countries from the Russian threat.