U.S. to deploy more troops in Poland
The United States plans to significantly increase its troop numbers in Poland, the U.S. ambassador to Warsaw Georgette Mosbacher said.
According to Mosbacher, America’s 4,000-strong troop presence in Poland would increase but stopped short of saying a permanent base would be established, the Financial Times reported.
Asked whether the increase would run into the hundreds or thousands, Mosbacher said: “It will be significant. It passes the hundred mark, the hundreds mark.”
It was noted that Polish officials have been lobbying hard to persuade the U.S. to establish a permanent military base in their country, and last year offered to provide up to $2bn towards funding it.