Trump announces sending 1,000 US troops to Poland

June 12, 2019 11:46 pm0 commentsViews: 69

Addressing to the press jointly with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Donald Trump said 1,000 more US troops will be deployed in Poland.

Trump and Duda have agreed on defence cooperation including Poland to provide infrastructure to initially house about 1,000 more American troops and later to double the capacity. The move is to cost Warsaw around $2 billion. The new base could be named Fort Trump.

Until now 5,000 troops keep on rotating in and out of the country following NATO deal signed in 2016.

Trump said America was interested to the idea of a permanent military base in Poland but couldn’t commit fearing prompt response from Russia.

This was the second visit of Duda to White House in less than a year and coincided with 20th anniversary of Poland’s membership in Nato apart from 30th anniversary of communism’s downfall in Poland.

Duda thanked Trump for the kindness towards his country and understanding to the matters. He will be visiting California, Nevada and Texas after leaving Washington.

Meanwhile, it is learned the troops will be coming from Germany or Italy.

It is yet to be revealed what will be the cost of the troops’ deployment and who will shoulder it.

Separately the Poland agreed placing order of 32 F-35 fighter jets to Lckheed Martin in the US.

Trump hailed F-35 is the greatest fighter jet in the world.

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