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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

Trump to announce US troop increase in Poland [View all]

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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