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Illustration on virtues of Estonia's e-government system by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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President Obama pauses while speaking about U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, killed by Islamic State militants, in Tallinn, Estonia, Sept. 3, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that while it is "too early" to comment on proposals to provide permanent NATO troops to the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, they may be considered. (Associated Press)

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In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, a U.S. military fighter jet participates in a NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission practice mission in the Tapa training area, some 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of Tallinn, Estonia. Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in Estonia in the biggest ever show of U.S. air power in the Baltic countries. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking during his and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves's news conference at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Wednesday's statement came as U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) **FILE**

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President Obama spoke in Estonia about the need for NATO to defend its member states, many of whom are wary of Russian incursions similar to what has occurred in the Ukrainian theater. (Associated Press)

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President Obama traveled last year to Estonia, where he tried to reassure NATO members of the alliance's promise to defend against Russian aggression under President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press)

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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Germany's Tommy Haas holds his head as a right shoulder injury forces him to retire from the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Estonia's Jurgen Zopp at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Britain's Prince Harry speaks at a meeting with Estonian lawmakers and wounded soldiers from Estonia's army units, which served primarily under British command during their 11-year deployment in Afghanistan, in Tallinn, Estonia, Friday, May 16, 2014. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Tallinn, waving British flags as Harry, in military regalia, marched to the capital's central Freedom Square accompanied by soldiers of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.(AP Photo/Liis Treimann)

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10ThingstoSeeSports - Driver Ott Tanak and his co-driver Raigo Molder, both from Estonia, steer their Ford Fiesta R5 during the FIA WRC Argentina Rally in Giulio Cesare, Cordoba, Argentina, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera, File)