US to Send 1,000 More Troops to Poland

Patrick Tucker — Defence One June 11, 2019

US Stryker armoured vehicles pass through Poland in Operation Dragon Ride, part of a drive by Western fighting vehicles close to Russia’s border in 2015. Click to enlarge

The United States will add 1,000 troops to the 4,000 already deployed in Poland, a defense official said Tuesday.

Speaking not for attribution a day ahead of an anticipated formal announcement, the official said the added troops would have logistical, not combat, duties.

The announcement is expected when Polish President Andrzej Duda meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Washington.

“There will be a troop increase, but what is more important, new capabilities/cohesion to US deployments. Most importantly, though, we are likely to progress from temporary/provisional arrangements regarding the presence,” a Polish official told Defense One on Monday.

The announcement was telegraphed last week by Poland’s minister of foreign affairs.

“We expect some decisions to be announced concerning the increase of American presence in Poland. We can look at it from a quantitative perspective, more soldiers, but also a qualitative perspective, more equipment … more training,” Jacek Czaputowicz said at the GLOBSEC defense forum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The AP first reported the upcoming announcement.

The U.S. defense official said the addition of the non-combat troops would not violate the 1997 Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and Russia, which prohibits the permanent basing of NATO troops in former Warsaw Pact countries.

Asked whether additional troops would violate the Founding Act, a senior White House official on a background call with reporters on Tuesday said, “Tomorrow’s announcement will be completely consistent with the commitments we’ve made at NATO.”

The Polish government has been pushing for a troop increase since last September, when Duda and Trump met in Washington, D.C. A formal proposal presented from Polish to U.S. officials sought a permanently deployed armored division.

“I would like to invite you, Mr. President, to post more American troops to Poland. We believe that the presence of the United States is a guarantor of security in our part of Europe,” Duda said then at a joint event with Trump.

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3 responses to “US to Send 1,000 More Troops to Poland”

  1. Its up to poland to say NO
    The USA is great at getting their soldiers out of the USA to fight
    so first thing should be to atack mainland America, then israel who controls it

  2. Poland is the only country in the world to demand occupation of its land by US Military and they are so anxious to be occupied they even put a lot of moneys on their polish Table to get them in their country.

    Of course it is also meant to help AIPAC Government in Washington to block friendly relations between the Western Part of Eurasia and Eurasia exactly the way AIPAC love to see this in action:
    No friendly relations between Europe and Russia! is AIPAC’s Motto!
    And the Polish Politicians are very willing to serve the Khazarian Mafia, they even want to pay for it.

    The Poles are the right bootlickers for AIPAC’s wargames in Europe. And of course the next shooting war will be again on European soil.

    IMO, the Polish politicians and the US are THE danger to peace in Europe.

  3. more US soldiers in Poland will mean more black babies for polish girls.