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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

Trump to announce US troop increase in Poland

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Wednesday plans to announce an increased U.S. troop presence in Poland, administration officials indicated.

The “significant announcement,” to be made during a meeting between Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House, will be about the “new facet of our military-to-military relationship” between Washington and Warsaw, officials told reporters during a Tuesday background briefing.

Defense One reported later Tuesday that the Pentagon will deploy another 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, with the additional forces to have logistical duties.

Currently, 4,000 U.S troops rotate through Poland, but Warsaw’s leaders want a stronger presence against an increasingly aggressive Russia. Polish officials have asked Washington for a permanent Army brigade and a headquarters to be stationed within the nation, offering to pay $2 billion for such a base.

Duda had joked that the U.S. military installation would be referred to as “Fort Trump.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/448018-trump-to-announce-us-troop-increase-in-poland

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left-of-center2012 Jun 11 OP
comradebillyboy Jun 11 #1
PatrickforO Jun 11 #7
oldsoftie Jun 11 #2
Dennis Donovan Jun 11 #3
yaesu Jun 11 #4
left-of-center2012 Jun 11 #6
lordsummerisle Jun 11 #5
hack89 Jun 12 #8

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. I'm surprised Putin will allow it.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:48 PM

7. No, it's a non-aggression pact.

Russia gets half, and we get half.

Then the allies declare war.

We invade Russia.

Four years later, Allied troops are picking their way through the ruins of DC.

Then, they hold trials for crimes against humanity. The dock is crowded, with Trump, Pence, DeVos, McConnell and many others.

Testimony of victims is horrendous. Prisoners are judged guilty and sentenced.

Trump demands buckets of chicken in his cell...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:20 PM

2. One country where this will be seen as a positive. Poland still fears Putin & rightfully so. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

3. Let's see... any Trump Tower Warsaw's planned?

Just a hunch, but follow the money on this one.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:09 PM

4. A few months ago Poland said or tRump said that Poland gave permission for a US base named

, you guessed it, Fort trump, no kidding. I wonder if these new troops have anything to do with it.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:23 PM

6. In the OP

Polish President Andrzej Duda had joked that the U.S. military installation would be referred to as “Fort Trump.”

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:21 PM

5. I didn't know we even had troops in Poland

but just saw that they are in NATO.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:59 AM

8. We have been rotating troops from Germany to Poland for quite a while now.

there is a large NATO training base there that allows armored forces to do training that they can no longer do in Germany.

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