U.S. to deploy more troops in Poland

 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.