Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos used a scheduled Washington visit and meetings on October 9 to drop two headline-grabbing proposals. He first proposed the creation of a new Balkan military alliance to combat Russian influence in the region and followed up with a proposed significant expansion of base rights for the US military in Greece.

Coming from a minister who runs a small party that is widely expected to disappear from the Greek parliament in the next elections unless something dra...

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