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USA – Poland: a new level of defense cooperation
Presidents Donald Trump and Andrzej Duda Sign Declaration on Strengthening U.S. Military Presence in Poland
The United States and Poland signed a joint declaration on defense cooperation. As noted in a White House statement dated June 13, the two countries have a long-standing friendship, “based on common efforts, common values and mutual respect.” “This friendship creates the basis for increasingly close strategic and defense cooperation, focused on combating security threats, ensuring peace and prosperity for every country and the entire North Atlantic Treaty area.”.
Both countries reaffirmed their commitment to NATO and expressed the view that the presence of US troops in Poland strengthens the alliance’s deterrent efforts as well as the defenses of the United States, Poland and the entire alliance. In this regard, the United States plans to strengthen the American military presence in Poland..
At the moment, an American contingent of about 4,500 troops is stationed in Poland on a rotational basis. It is assumed that in the near future it will be increased by another 1,000 troops in order to further strengthen the defense and deterrent potential of Poland..
Poland, for its part, plans to provide the necessary infrastructure, taking on all costs, and providing additional support to American forces that go beyond NATO standards..
The declaration provides a list of priority steps in this direction, including the creation of an advanced US divisional headquarters in Poland, a joint Combat Training Center, the deployment of an MQ-9 Reaper drone squadron, and the provision of conditions for the actions of special forces capable of supporting land-based operations. in the air and at sea. A corresponding infrastructure will also be created for the deployment of American tank and aviation brigades and a logistics support battalion on Polish territory..
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