US Military finds a warm welcome in once-wary Greece

Suspicion of the US has subsided in recent years, diplomats from both countries say the NATO allies are now closer than ever


Helicopters carrying U.S. and Greek troops landed in a field at the foot of Mount Olympus on a sunny morning late last month during a live-fire exercise in which the joint forces practiced recovering a downed pilot.

The training session is the latest sign that the U.S. military is expanding its presence in Greece, which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently called a “critical ally” in the region.

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