Warsaw and Washington agree to increase number of US troops in Poland
The Chief of the Cabinet of the Polish President, Krzysztof Szczerski, said that the country has concluded talks on increasing the number of US troops, as reported by Polskie Radio. According to him, Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump would have to approve the agreement.
“As the political leaders of the countries, the presidents will decide whether or not they are satisfied with the deal. If so, we envision this political agreement will happen when the President of Poland visits the White House on June 12,” said Krzysztof Szczerski.
He noted that the Polish Ministry of Defense and the Pentagon were in talks to increase the presence of the United States Army in Poland. According to Szczerski, the agreement contains everything Andrzej Duda hoped the negotiators would include.
Earlier this year, the US Department of Defense revealed plans to increase the size of the US military contingent in Poland. Subsequently, President of Poland Andrzej Duda announced that Poland was ready to deploy American troops, currently made up of about 4.5 thousand soldiers, on its territory.
In addition, the country’s military leadership plans to deploy a new army division to the eastern border. The division will include two active brigades and another one that will be manned shortly. The division command will be deployed to the city of Siedlce. Fifteen thousand troops will serve in the division.